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Varya Shaw reports from Newport...
Varya Shaw reports from Newport

The German approach to e-government focuses on security and efficiency, German Institute of Urban Affairs senior researcher Dr Helmut Drüke said.

In contrast with the UK approach, Dr Drüke said, German councils were little concerned with democracy and governance.

But like UK councils, German councils were slow to connect the IT function into the rest of their work: 'Only nine out of 26 [cities] have directly integrated e-government projects into the rest of their activity.'

He added: 'Only six out of 26 can be called systematic. The majority are 'incremental pragmaticians'.'

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