But out-of-date kit, lack of access to digital technologies and expensive mobile broadband packages can all act as barriers to being able to operate successfully in the digital world.
The deal put forward might win the prime minister support at home but Brussels also has to get on board.
Had the EU eliminated all subsidies between 2010 and 2017, its emissions would have been 9% lower over the period and governments across the EU would have saved US$441 billion.
Political chaos is growing in the UK as the government tries to manage the country's exit from the European Union. What does the EU do that so angered UK voters that they voted to leave?
Relations between the UK and France are often portrayed as a history of at best mutual suspicion and at worst open hostility..
The political class is tearing itself to pieces, and journalists are making sure we can read all about it. But beyond Westminster, why would people care about things they can do nothing about?
A no-deal Brexit means the immediate imposition of import duties and various controls on UK-EU trade.
As Boris Johnson's tactics cause deep rifts within the Conservative Party, the UK faces a Brexit of radical conservatism - and plenty of risks.
The EU's next research programme needs to change how universities and business work together.
Is this all part of Boris Johnson's master plan to negotiate a better Brexit deal with the EU?
The system of multilateral international co-operation looks increasingly fragile.
The EU is loathe to let treaties fail, given the sunk costs of negotiating them, but it may walk away if Johnson doesn't change his tune.
The stories we tell about our histories can have a powerful impact on current events – and research shows how.
Just what is Boris Johnson, the UK's new prime minister: a liberal or conservative? A historian writing a book about Brexit, the focus of much of Johnson's career, says the man is hard to pin down.
European states have the legal and moral obligation to resume search-and-rescue operations in the Mediterranean. Spain's Salvamento Maritimo should lead the way.
In trying to win over hostile MEPs, the new president of the Commission made some bold promises.
They've been right so far – and the crowd is now forecasting another Article 50 extension.
The road ahead remains rocky for Greece's newly elected prime minister.
Properly executed, government intervention can provide a real economic boost.
What can be the road ahead for Kosovo and Serbia under the EU patronage?