Last week, the National Regulatory Control Board (Nationaler Normenkontrollrat), an expert board advising the German government on bureaucracy reduction, published a critical report on the topic of e-government in Germany. The report suggests that Germany has practically no coherent e-government. According to the report, an effective e-government could reduce bureaucratic costs for citizens and the administration by up to 34%. Current costs amount to up to €13 billion per year.
Press release (PDF) (in German)