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Europe publishes digital report card

Europe is progressing on a digital front but must do more to compete with the world’s best, a new report suggests.

The Digital Economy and Society Index 2018 (DESI) – published by the European Commission this week – has increased calls for a swift transition to a Digital Single Market as well as increased investment across member states.

“As a whole, the EU is making progress but not yet enough. In the meantime, other countries and regions around the world are improving faster. This is why we should invest more in digital and also complete the Digital Single Market as soon as possible: to boost Europe’s digital performance, provide first-class connectivity, online public services and a thriving e-commerce sector,” said Andrus Ansip, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market.

The index reveals that Denmark, Sweden, Finland and the Netherlands are currently the top four performers.

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