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E-Governance Bill Passes in Greek Parliament by Broad Party Majority

September 23, 2020

ATHENS — The government's bill on digital governance was approved by a broad majority during a plenary session in parliament on Tuesday.

Addressing the plenum, Digital Governance Minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis noted that the auction of the 5th Generation broadband frequency spectrum (5G) will take place within the next few days, well within the projected timeframe before year's end, he added.

The minister also stressed that Greece "is one of the few countries, if not the only one, that did not stall the auction for the 5G spectrum due to the pandemic."

New Democracy, Syriza, Movement for Change and MeRA25 all voted in favor of the bill, while the Greek Communist Party and Greek Solution voted against it.

Included and approved along with the bill were other amendments, such as the Labor Ministry's clause for extraordinary temporary measures for remote work and the decongestion of public transport, both part of measures to limit the spread of coronavirus.

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