Research Discussion Papers, Bank of Finland
A Data Communication Network for Administrative Purposes within the EU
Abstract: The study assesses data communication requirements within
the EU as it concerns Member State officials, EU bodies and the Community.
A survey of current projects and their backgrounds is given. In addition
the division of responsibilities among various bodies of the Commission are
discussed. Given the EU's need for some sort of integration of data
transfer services is self evident, the study investigates what possible
challenges lie ahead as EU integration processes continue and its already
large communications requirements continue to grow. For example, while the
Commission as well as its empowered bodies have recognized the need for a
unified communications architecture, the political will to implement such a
system has been lacking. The report recommends the creation of a unified,
universal communications architecture, that not only can handle all current
types of data transfer, but anticipates growth as well.
Keywords: EU; data communication; authorities; (follow links to similar papers)
56 pages, February 5, 1996
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