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Digital Applications against the Coronavirus to Be Discussed at Unofficial EU Ministers Meeting

BRUSSELS – Digital applications against the coronavirus will be the main issue of the unofficial EU e-policy and telecommunications ministers meeting that will be held via teleconference on Tuesday. May 5.

The request made by State and e-governance minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis to his Croatian counterpart Oleg Butkovic was accepted by the Croatian presidency of the European Union, while most of the member-states, including France and Germany, supported the Greek initiative.

The actions each member-state has so far taken unilaterally, fund allocation and the adequacy of telecommunications networks will be evaluated during the meeting. The aim is the adoption, on an EU level, of the best practices and initiatives concerning the possibility of the distance medical diagnosis, teleworking, education and entertainment, which may drastically contain the risk of the virus spreading.

 

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