European commissioner Neelie Kroes will not seek a third term in office when her current one ends in 2014, the Dutch national said at a conference in Berlin on Friday.
Kroes, 70, was asked about her plans after giving a speech at a German congress for internet entrepreneurs and bloggers, news agency ANP reported.
Kroes is currently in charge of IT and telecommunications. From 2004 to 2009 she headed the competition commission.
In her speech, Kroes talked about the need to ‘make the Internet a place of freedom, openness, and innovation fit for all citizens, not just for the techno avant-garde’.