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Digital 20-09-2017

Estonia’s top tech official: EU states should integrate their digital systems

Estonia is trying to convince European ministers to agree on the “once only” principle. That means that if one member state has information about a citizen, another member state should not ask for it again, the country’s chief information officer told EURACTIV Slovakia.

Data protection 13-04-2017

Romanian EU-funded project accused of data protection violations

The Romanian government has been accused of bias in its awarding of EU funding to the country’s intelligence services. The e-Governance project is also facing serious allegations that it violates European and domestic laws on personal data protection.

Competition 06-05-2015

Europe’s digital revolution

The Digital Single Market is our chance to compete with the US on knowledge and innovation, writes Eva Paunova.

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Digital 12-03-2015

INFOGRAPHIC: How Digital is the EU in 2015?

The European Commission has published new data analysing and ranking how digital EU member states are. The Digital Economy and Society Index 2015 measures digital performance and competitiveness across five dimensions:

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Public Affairs 29-01-2015

EurActory: Who matters in EU policy-making?

Today’s EU policy makers are overwhelmed with information from civil society, business representatives, lobbyists or think tanks.

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EU experts looking for clarity in EU information

In a workshop held at EURACTIV's headquarters, EU experts gave their thoughts on making the data on EU affairs more accessible and making the process more efficient. 

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Future EU 20-09-2013

eParticipation in the EU – Engaging Citizens in Policy Issues

eParticipation showcases how Web-based eParticipation initiatives, such as Puzzled by Policy [www.puzzledbypolicy.eu] and OurSpace [www.joinourspace.eu], can enhance traditional participation mechanisms, by providing accessibility, transparency, and real-time interaction.

Elections 17-09-2013

New technologies are key to foster EU transparency and participation

The EU should make better use of new technologies to improve its democratic decision making, transparency and participation. This is key in an election year, at a time when the sense of trust among citizens in its institutions is at an all-time low, writes Marietje Schaake.

Regional Policy 17-02-2012

Cash-strapped regions hesitate to jump on cloud bandwagon

The promise of a leaner, more efficient administration and innovative online services to citizens is making cloud computing an attractive solution for local governments. However, some are still reluctant to jump on the new IT bandwagon, fearing data protection issues and high investment costs.

Brexit 18-11-2010

Microsoft: Cloud computing heralds ‘technology revolution’

Europe's biggest competitive challenges for the future are "the two Ds" – debt levels in many countries and demographics or ageing populations, according to Jan Muehlfeit, Microsoft's chairman for Europe, who believes part of the solution lies in cloud computing.

Digital 21-04-2010

EU eGovernment push ‘threatens Microsoft supremacy’

EU telecoms ministers took an important step towards diluting the market dominance of Microsoft's Office software on Monday (19 April) when they agreed to roll out online services using more interoperable document formats, according to Brussels-based competition lawyers.

Competition 10-06-2008

Kroes calls for open standards in eGovernment

In an unusual move, EU Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes today (10 June) backed the use of open software for eGovernment and called on public authorities not to impose proprietary standards on citizens.