E.U.'s Internet Scoreboard Doesn't Tell the Story
Posted in: Government & Policy at 07/06/2011 21:32
Remember the Lisbon Strategy? That was the European Union's grand plan, set out in March 2000, to make the bloc "the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world" within a decade.
Well, 2010 came and went, and Europe didn't look much more competitive or dynamic than it had a decade earlier.
So what did E.U. leaders do next? They drafted a new 10-year plan. The resulting Digital Agenda for Europe, adopted last year, contains 101 "actions" aimed at improving high-technology competitiveness.
To demonstrate that it really means business this time, the European Commission published a "scoreboard" last week to measure progress toward the 2020 goals.