This is far behind the EU target of achieving a quota of 80 percent by 2030. At just under 50 percent, Germany is still below the EU average.
For example, skills such as reading online news sites, searching for information on the net or checking sources were taken into account.
The published report examines the digital progress of the economy and society in the EU. For example, he is taking a close look at the expansion of broadband, online skills and the possibility of digital administrative procedures.
Germany ranks 13th among 27 EU countries
Across all sectors, the Federal Republic of Germany ranks 13th among the 27 EU countries in this year’s Index for the Digital Economy and Society. Germany is still lagging behind in fibre-optic expansion. In this area, it is one of the weakest states in the EU, it said.
The digital divide between rural and urban areas also persists. According to the report, the country ranks fourth in terms of network coverage with 5G – 87 percent of the populated areas are provided with the fifth-generation mobile communications standard. Finland is the leader in terms of digitization, with Romania coming in last.