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Digital economy and society: progress is slowing down

Feb 25, 2016 | News

(25 February 2016) – Today the European Commission published the results of the 2016 edition of the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI).

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The findings show that Member States have made progress in areas such as connectivity and digital skills, as well as in public services, since the publication of the Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy last year.

While highlighting improvements, the results released today also show that the pace of progress is slowing down. Action is needed, both at the EU and national levels, to remove the obstacles which prevent EU Member States from fully benefitting from digital opportunities.

Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden and Finland continue to lead the DESI rankings.

The Netherlands, Estonia, Germany, Malta, Austria and Portugal are the fastest growing countries and they are running ahead.

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