The European Commission released the results of the 2019 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), which monitors Europe's overall digital performance and tracks the progress of EU countries with respect to their digital competitiveness.

Graphic showing a map of Europe and text Digital Economy and Society Index 2019

Countries that have set up ambitious targets in line with the EU Digital Single Market Strategy and combined them with adapted investment, achieved a better performance in a relatively short period of time. This is one of the main conclusions of this year's Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI). However, the fact that the largest EU economies are not digital frontrunners indicates that the speed of digital transformation must accelerate, in order for the EU to stay competitive at world level. 

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