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Member States will agree on a number of key cross-border public services to be rolled out between 2012 and 2015 and will identify appropriate life events/stages.

Indicator Status Evidence
Have you identified priority key cross-border public services that correspond to well defined needs? Yes The subject of defining a concrete list of cross-border services has already been brought up in the Ministerial eGovernment Conference, Poznań (Poland), November 2011. The topic is clearly of importance and Malta will continue to support actions to clarify the approach which needs to be taken to strengthen the single market. The services which, in our view, need to be considered are the following: • E-Procurement: This is already a very well defined public service and its importance has been on the agenda ever since the Ministerial Conference on eGovernment, Manchester (UK), November 2005. • Mobility of businesses: In the context of the current economic climate, it is essential that Europe facilitates the opening/operation of businesses and professional activities beyond the entrepreneur’s country of residence. Since the processes involved are very different across Member States, Europe needs to continue to concentrate on simplifying procedures at a national level, removing barriers to cross-border trade and agree on the common set of stages to open/operate a business across borders such that success can be quantitatively measured in the appropriate studies and benchmarks. • Mobility of Citizens: Similarly to “mobility of businesses”, this is a very complex life situation and can only be measured successfully if a common set of stages experienced by people moving across borders can be defined. Certainly this needs to be linked with important situations in a European citizen’s life (e.g. studying, working, raising a family). Malta has reiterated its position on the priority key cross-border public services at: • The Digital Agenda High Level Group meeting of 28 February 2012 • The Telecommunications Council of Telecoms Ministers meeting of 8 June 2012
Have you agreed/committed by 2011 on a common list of key cross-border services that correspond to well defined needs? Yes The 5 cross-border services were identified in Poznan and later agreed by the eGov Expert Group as "Focus-areas for identifying cross-border digital public services and key enablers for cross-border services with a pan-European added value".
Have you implemented or do you have concrete plans to implement cross-border services? Yes Malta is committed to implement cross-border services and is one of the epSOS (European Patients Smart Open Services) piloting countries. Plans and budget requirements will be defined to determine feasibility and impact on current priorities and investments.