Bitkom on digital strategy: ‘lack of ambition’

The digital association Bitkom criticizes the revised draft of the German government’s digital strategy presented by the Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport as not ambitious enough. “The new draft of the digital strategy contains some improvements compared to the first draft in July,” said Bitkom President Achim Berg. On the positive side, he said, there are more concrete goals overall, some of which are even measurable. This is a step in the right direction but should be an incentive to do even more. “The current state of discussion still does not live up to the claim of the promised digital awakening,” Berg added. “The spirit from the exploratory talks of achieving great things together seems to have evaporated.”

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