The third Treaties of Nijmegen Medal was awarded to Neelie Kroes. She received this in recognition of her contributions to the development and prosperity of Europe. The medal was presented on 7 May in St. Stevenskerk in Nijmegen. Following the award ceremony, Neelie Kroes gave the Treaties of Nijmegen address.
With wit and decisiveness, Kroes has committed herself to Europe. As European Commissioner, she prepares the continent for the digital future. She supports innovation and high-speed internet for all Europeans. Under her guidance, Europe has invested in the production of faster, more advanced, and cheaper chips, which has helped to lay the foundation for new technological developments. She does so with the understanding that ICT technology can bring people together, improve lives, and is of great economic importance.< Back