The European Commission has released its Digital Economy and Society Index for 2017. The report shows that Scandinavian countries lead the way on the continent as the most digitally advanced economies. According to the data, Denmark is the most advanced, followed by Finland and Sweden, whilst Romania and Bulgaria are the lowest ranking nations. Meanwhile, it was found that the Netherlands is the best-connected country, helping it rank fourth overall. It was also found that whilst 79% of Europeans go online at least once a week, 44% do not have “basic digital skills”, particularly in southern European countries such as Greece, Romania and Italy. The number of businesses using social media to engage with customers is on the rise, up from 14% in 2013, to 20% in 2016.