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Abstract

In the world-wide economic space technical, economic and financial information has become the life-blood of trade and industry. Europe, because of its strong commercial and university traditions possesses a rich fund of economic information but it has lagged far behind its global competitors in the commercial exploitation of this information through new information technologies. The gap now assumes critical proportions when one considers the world-wide industrial and commercial interests at stake in the development of the international electronic information market. The approach to the problem of developing this market in Europe is complicated by the diverse interests of an industrial, cultural and political nature and also by the international dimension of the issues. It is necessary to realise the importance of giving the same attention as that accorded to the development of viable and competitive information services to the development of manufacturing industries in information technology. In this respect, it is desirable to adopt a broad view on ways of coordinating various policies which affect the electronic information market and also how to achieve a better synergy between the non-commercial and the private sectors. Given the international dimension of this problem, the most urgent priority must be allocated to the removal of barriers within the internal European market and to the definition of an overall policy applicable to the information market on a Community scale.

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Authors: LUSTAC S CEC LUXEMBOURG, CEC LUXEMBOURG
Bibliographic Reference: INFODIAL-VIDEOTEX, PARIS (FRANCE), SEPT. 19, 1984 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER F 31658 ORA
Availability: Can be ordered online
Record Number: 1989126030301 / Last updated on: 1992-11-03
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: fr
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