Commission report highlights Europe's innovation emergency and analyses Member States' progress

The EU's innovation performance needs major improvements in many areas if the Europe 2020 strategy is to deliver smart sustainable growth, concludes the European Commission's 2011 Innovation Union Competitiveness Report.

NHS database: Digital disaster

A project that was supposed to transform patient care in England has achieved little.

Coordination Centre for German IT Standards starts

Nationwide standards for the public information technology (IT) are going to be developed in Bremen, northwestern Germany. The coordination centre for IT standards (Koordinierungsstelle für IT-Standards - KoSIT, in German) of the Federation and Ge…

More than half EU Internet surfers use foreign language when online

While 90% of Internet surfers in the EU prefer to access websites in their own language, 55% at least occasionally use a language other than their own when online according to a pan-EU Eurobarometer survey released on May 11.

Preparatory phase of the eHealth Programme in Slovakia launched

The preparatory phase of the Slovakian eHealth Programme was launched on 23 March 2011. It will last until 30 June 2011, and aims to establish the key strategic issues and provide financial and organisational conditions for the future implementati…

32 % of Lithuania population complete national census online

More than a million people, or 32 % of Lithuania's population, completed the 2011 Population and Housing Census online, it was reported on 21 March 2011.

Estonian web portal for local governments

The Estonian government launched a new portal in February 2011 that aims to increase the transparency of local governments and expand citizen participation.

EU Member States' protection against cyber attacks

In a report taking stock of progress made in implementing its EU-wide 2009 action plan, the European Commission praises Member States' efforts to protect critical information infrastructures from cyber attacks and disruptions.