Estonia to Help Greece Establish E-State
Minister of Economic Affairs Juhan Parts and Greek Deputy Minister for Administrative Reform and E-Government Pantelis Tzortzakis met on September 26, to discuss ways of reducing red tape and corruption in Greece through implementing nationwide IT solutions.
Estonia has pledged to assist Greece with e-government projects, in a memorandum of agreement signed between the two nations on September 9. Digital ID card system, digital signature and other e-government projects, already implemented in Estonia, will be adapted for Greece.
According to Tzortzakis, Greece is particularly interested in Estonia’s e-state program, which includes solutions that would increase transparency of governance. Greece is already using a number of modern IT solutions, yet many of them are based on old models and ideas, meaning that managing them is often too costly, he said.