Comment Neelie (Kroes)

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Comment Neelie
[...] When it comes to content, the public sector can lead. I'm just back from a trip to Kenya, where the Government has begun to open up its public sector, providing valuable raw material for others to use, for instance weather data and demographic statistics. And the Kenyan people are already seeing the benefits, whether as businessmen, civil society groups, researchers, citizens, or public authority representatives. I want us to do the same in Europe and across Europe. Some Member States currently act as real role models in this field but others have barely started to move. While the UK already has an advanced open data platform, and the French Government has vowed to put its own version up soon, and while there are many cities and regions that move ahead without waiting for central government action, other parts of Europe trail Kenya and other adopters around the world.