The harmonisation of digital markets in Moldova will result in increased competition, meaning improved online services at better prices and with greater choice. It will attract investments and boost trade and employment, contributing to the social and economic development of the country.
Through the Initiative, the EU supports the reduction of roaming tariffs, the development of high-speed broadband to boost economies and expand e-services, the improvement of cyber security, the harmonisation of digital frameworks across society, in areas ranging from logistics to health, the enhancement of digital skills and the creation of jobs in the digital industry.
Among the targets of EU4Digital is to achieve a common roaming space between Eastern Partner countries by 2020, meaning cheaper calls for Moldovans travelling within the region, as well as concrete support for the development of digital skills to match the demands of emerging sectors and an enabling framework for innovation and start-ups. Support for cross-border eTrade will simplify export procedures, reduce border delays, and increase the security and transparency of operations, boosting the digital economy in the Republic of Moldova and the range and quality of services available to consumers. On eHealth, the Moldovan health system, care professionals and ultimately patients will benefit from the development of guidelines and common standards on eHealth services, data exchange, and health records, in cooperation with national authorities.
EU4Digital also complements bilateral EU support to Moldova on developing a new public system for electronic procurement (IT system M-tender) in line with EU public procurement directives, and increased cyber resilience, notably before the election.
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