ERR: E-stonia Strikes Again, Wins 1st Place
An Estonian-produced financial reports filing system won first place in the category of government services at the World Summit Award, an infotechnological innovations competition.
Two other Estonian creations reached the finals, having faced 460 contenders from 160 countries. Another 71 projects took part in the Estonia's national qualification round alone.
"All in all, we can say that the Estonian star burns brightly on the international stage," said Katri Ristal, a representative for the World Summit Award. "Many innovations such as the online tax agency and the e-elections already seem self-explanatory to us, but the majority of the world is still far behind our level of information and communication technology."