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Research EU focus magazine - "PEPPOL: saving money, helping small businesses"

by Enrique Vich created on 07/03/2012 12:35

European eGovernment and the Large Scale Pilots Projects implementing cross-border public services

Taking full advantage of digital technology is key for Europe's international competitiveness, and the EU must expand the use of new services that benefit users and act as a driver of future development and jobs. An active Digital Single Market would strengthen the European Single Market and benefit society as a whole.

The global financial crisis has now stimu­lated Europe’s thinking: governments are also rethinking how they operate, and citi­zens are asking for a new and more inter­active relationship with their governments.

Member States across the EU are modern­ising their public services through the use of information and communication tech­nologies (ICT), but they should avoid estab­lishing online national public services that are incompatible with one another. Failing to avoid this could create electronic barriers which hold back Europe’s internal market. Cross-border delivery of eGovernment ser­vices is already lagging behind.

 

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