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Most digital EU countries lead globally

May 23, 2016 | News

(23 May 2016) – Today the European Commission published data comparing EU countries with some 15 non-EU countries’ digital performance.


The International Digital Economy and Society Index (I-DESI) evaluates the performance of both the individual EU countries and the EU as a whole in comparison to 15 other countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Iceland, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey and the United States.

The overall results of the study are that top European performers also lead globally, but Europe as a whole has room for improvement. The best performing countries are Sweden, Denmark and Finland, closely followed by South Korea, United States and Japan.

This report shows that European countries can compare with the best worldwide, and some are even ahead. It also shows that the European countries combined – the ultimate goal of a Digital Single Market – are not on par with global top performers.

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