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IDA eGovernment Newsletter 8
The eighth issue of the IDA eGovernment Newsletter provides high-level insight into some of the major recent e-government developments and issues.

The lead article of this edition is a contribution by Dutch Minister Thom C. de Graaf, in charge of Government Reform and e-government. In this article, Minister de Graaf explains the main aspects of the Netherlands' e-government programme and the priorities of the Dutch Presidency of the EU (July to December 2004) in this area.

Other topics addressed in this issue include the progress of e-government in the 10 new Member States of the EU, the E-Governance Academy set up by the Estonian Government, the Public Services Broker being built in Ireland, and the Citizen Portal recently unveiled in Portugal.

The IDA eGovernment Newsletter is published jointly with IDA Report n.22, featuring the latest news about the IDA programme's developments and achievements.