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Parliament and Council propose guidelines for data exchange

The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have published their common position, (EC) no 8/1999, on a series of guidelines for data exchange in Europe.

The position has been reached with a view to adopting a series of guidelines, including identification of...
The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have published their common position, (EC) no 8/1999, on a series of guidelines for data exchange in Europe.

The position has been reached with a view to adopting a series of guidelines, including identification of projects of common interest for trans-European networks for the electronic interchange of data between administrations (IDA).

The proposed decision aims to establish operational, interoperable, trans-European telematic networks between national and regional administrations in Member States and Community institutions and bodies. It is also intended to assist the establishment of integrated telematics to enable communication between the Community institutions and support of the Community decision-making process.

The Decision would cover all networks under the IDA programme.

Priority will be given to projects which enhance the economic viability of public administrations, European Community institutions, Member States and the regions.

Under the proposed Decision, countries of the European Economic Area (EEA) and the associated countries of central and eastern Europe and Cyprus may participate in the IDA programme within the framework of their individual agreements with the EC.

The financial framework for Community action under this proposed decision is 38.5 million euro for the period 1998 to 2000.

Projects of common interest in the field of trans-European networks for the interchange of data between administrations and a statement of the Council's reasons are outlined with the published common position.

Source: Official Journal of the European Communities

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