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Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha has said his government is giving top priority this year to making government services available on the internet.

Dubbing 2008 as "the year of the digital age", Berisha pointed to the implementation of electronic information technology in three new projects as steps in the right direction.

The examples to follow, according to him, were the introduction of a criminal records register, internet access in secondary schools and the newly opened credit registry for Albania’s Central Bank.

“I insist that every one of you comply with the obligations undertaken with the country’s digital age initiative,” Berisha urged his cabinet on Tuesday.

“The digital age takes one forward, otherwise one makes no progress or even worse, moves backward,” he stressed.

The Prime Minister called on the Ministry of Education to make greater efforts at encouraging digital training, not only in schools, but also for the population at large.

Albania remains one of the countries with the lowest penetration of internet usage in Europe, with only 13.1% of the population regularly logging on.

“We must try to move at the maximum speed possible. We must try to digitalize government services and procedures, and create an interface between them,” Berisha said, adding that Albania should follow the Estonian model to use digital technology to improve government services.

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Quelle/Source: BalkanInsight, 29.01.2008

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