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IJSTR >> Volume 5 - Issue 10, November 2016 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

Website: http://www.ijstr.org

ISSN 2277-8616



General Impact Of A Single Market - Albania Goes Digital

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AUTHOR(S)

Nikollaq Pano, Ira Zoga (Gjika)

 

KEYWORDS

digital technologies, market unification, innovative services on-line, growth potential, network security, e-skills, e-governance.

 

ABSTRACT

Although Brexit did trigger some discussion about the European Single Market future, The Commission strategy for an area without internal frontiers, in which the free movement of goods, persons, services and capital is ensured, remains the same and increasingly attracts the attention and interest of policy makers and researchers. The digital single market, a recent concept developed in the context of the European Union, goes beyond the Cloud computing, IoT and Big Data, that are present-day words frequently mentioned in country strategies. The aim of coming together into a single market is to maximise the benefits of technology while simultaneously preserving values we hold timeless. Expanding this concept and considering the configuration of a digital market in Albania is the underpinning of this paper. Goods and services provided “on-line” will grant a better access and improved service to the benefit of customers under conditions of fair competition and a high level of consumer and personal data protection. A single platform, necessarily digital, can incorporate the banking, industrial, education, investment markets and contribute to their unification. This first step of placing the idea should be followed by considering components like digital infrastructure development, digitally educated people, collaborative economy and others. There is a vision for the country development with no timeline, yet, above and beyond the brainstorming approach.

 

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