Deutsche Welle, Germany’s national broadcaster, has identified Lithuania as a leader both in the EU and globally for its e-government services and internet coverage
The broadcaster, in its news programme Journal, noted that Lithuania has one of the most advanced electronic public services in Europe and is a world leader for ICT infrastructure.
The entire territory of Lithuania, down to the tiniest village, is covered by high-speed internet.
This high-quality infrastructure gives Lithuania a significant competitive advantage in the region.
Ramūnas Čepaitis, Head of the Information Society Development Committee at Lithuania’s Ministry of Communication, drew attention to the country’s growing attractiveness as a location for foreign ICT firms.
“Foreign companies, especially IT companies from Russia, Belarus and the Ukraine, choose Lithuania for its stable business environment as well as data security”.
The Deutsche Welle report also pointed out that, alongside Lithuanian companies who frequently use electronic services for businesses, an increasingly large share of public sector services for residents are also moving to the internet.
Lithuanian government goes online
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Many people who file for a permit or birth certificate with their local authorities know they will most probably be facing a lot waiting and a lot of red tape. Now there are different ways for residents to interact with their local government services: via the internet.