Denmark is the most digital country among the 28 EU member states according to the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) 2017.
Compared to last year, Denmark made progress in all but one dimension. Denmark made outstanding progress in the use of digital technologies by enterprises and citizens, leading the EU and the world rankings.
“Denmark is one of the most creative and innovative countries in Europe and has fostered global success companies such as Skype, Unity, Trustpilot, Zendesk, Momondo, JustEat and Vivino. Denmark is pushing a progressive digitisation agenda in the public sector and making data accessible for companies, which makes Greater Copenhagen a leading hotspot for innovative tech startups and smart city solutions”, says Claus Lønborg, CEO, Copenhagen Capacity.
Also, it is the sixth time in a row when Denmark takes the top spot among the European countries in Ease of Doing Business Index. Worldwide, Denmark ranks number three, outperforming its Nordic fellow countries; Norway (no. 6), Sweden (no. 9) and Finland (no. 13).
The World Bank ranks Denmark as number one in Europe and number three in the world in the just released 2017 Ease of Doing Business Index, ranking 190 nations worldwide.
“The World Bank ranking confirms that Denmark offers one of the world’s most dynamic and attractive business environments. Greater Copenhagen offers innovative companies and industry clusters, a highly skilled workforce, very competitive taxes and business costs, and a famously flexible labour market”, says Claus Lønborg, CEO, Copenhagen Capacity who assists foreign investors, businesses and talent in setting up and growing their business in Greater Copenhagen.
Easy trading across borders and flexible labour market regulation
Denmark scores top on the Trading Across Borders indicator, ranking time and cost to export and import. The country also performs very well on Dealing with Construction Permits (no. 6), Paying Taxes including ease of administrative burdens (no. 7), Resolving Insolvency (no. 8) and Registering Property (no. 12). Denmark’s flexible labour market regulation with a non-regulated approach to fixed-term contracts and no restrictions on overtime work.
Europe’s 10 easiest countries for business:
Denmark (no. 3 globally)
Norway (no. 6 globally)
United Kingdom (no. 7 globally)
Sweden (no. 9 globally)
Macedonia (no. 10 globally)
Finland (no. 13 globally)
Germany (no. 17 globally)
Ireland (no. 18 globally)
Austria (no. 19 globally)
Iceland (no. 20 globally)
About the Doing Business 2017
Doing Business 2017 is the 14th in a series of annual reports, benchmarking the regulations that affect private sector firms, in particular small and medium-size enterprises. The report presents quantitative indicators on 11 areas of business regulation for 190 economies. Ten of these areas are included in this year’s ranking:
Starting a business
Trading across borders
Dealing with construction permits
Protecting minority investors
This press release is distributed by Copenhagen Capacity.