December 13, 2017

SEEsummary

Monthly overview of Internet governance and digital policy developments and activities in South Eastern Europe and the neighouring area
In partnership with DiploFoundation & Geneva Internet Platform

[New] The June 2018 issue is now available.

It covers Internet governance and digital policy developments and events that occurred in South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area in June 2018.

Highlights:

  • Armenia: The cybercrime rate in the country has been constantly increasing over the past few years, according to law enforcement authorities.
  • Belarus: The country’s president issued a decree which regulates businesses based on the blockchain technology and legitimises smart contracts at the state level.
  • Romania: Telecom company Telekom Romania and the Children’s Phone association launch the ‘How are you feeling today’ campaign’ dedicated to protecting children against online and physical abuse.
  • Serbia: The Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications and the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade concludes a Protocol of cooperation in improving digital literacy.
  • Ukraine: A draft law on ‘counteracting threats to national security in the information sphere’ is on the agenda on the country’s parliament, generating concerns among human rights groups.
  • SEE: The European Commission launches the Digital Agenda for the Western Balkans, with the aim to support the region’s digital development efforts.
  • SEE: Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia sign a letter of intent on cooperation in the field of connected and automated driving.
  • SEE: Croatia and Romania are among the six EU countries that signed a Declaration of intent on cooperation in the field of cyber rapid response teams and mutual assistance in cybersecurity.
  • This issues also includes an overview of several Internet-related events that were held in the region in June, as well as a list of events taking place in July–August.

 

 

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Editorial team


Editors: Qanita Abedpour, Andreea Belu, Maja Ćalović, Sabajete Elezaj, Andrijana Gavrilović, Su Sonia Herring, Loreta Kroj, Olga Kyryliuk, Dajana Mulaj, Oliana Sula | Coordination: Sorina Teleanu

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Editorial note


The SEEsummary is produced on a best effort basis, by our team of volunteer editors. Each month, the editors scan local and regional media, as well as websites of public institutions and other organisations, and compile what they find to be some of the most significant digital policy developments.

The SEEsummary does not claim to be a comprehensive source of information. Despite our efforts, we may miss some things happening across the region. To help us cover as many significant developments as possible, we invite you to share with us news from your countries.

While we do our best to double-check the information we cover, and we always provide links to the sources, we acknowledge the fact that errors might appear in our summaries. Please rest assured that such errors are never made on purpose. And we always stand ready to correct them.

For any corrections or contributions to our summaries, please contact SEESummary coordinator Sorina Teleanu, at editors@seedig.net.