A bilateral agreement on the cooperation in the fields of IT and the electronic government was signed Monday between Bulgaria and Austria. The document was signed by Bulgaria's Deputy Transport and IT Minister Parvan Rusinov and Head of the Presidial Section at the Austrian Federal Chancellery, Manfred Matzka. Austria's experience in absorbing EU funds provided for the development of an e-government will be very helpful will be very useful for Bulgaria, the two officials stated. “Information Technologies are a great opportunity for little countries,” Manfred Matzka pointed out. In January 2011, he European Commission has once again confirmed Austria's leading position in the latest e-Government Ranking 2010. Austria managed to defend its leading international role, once again taking the top spot. In terms of availability and service, Austria succeeded in achieving 100 percent.