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E-Governance Min Presents GovApp Mobile App to PM Mitsotakis

December 22, 2020

ATHENS — Τhe gov.gr platform was now also available as an app for mobile phones so that, "nine months after the state's digital portal was first introduced….we are literally taking the state into our hands," stated Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at a teleconference the presentation of new govApp and open data platform data.gov.gr. Mitsotakis, speaking during the online meeting on Monday, noted that this was an application that will allow citizens to access any e-documents they need, from birth certificates to simple authorisations, and carry out transactions with the state in any place at any time.

The prime minister said that any effort and initiative with a digital impact was not only a modernisation effort but a political reform with social context: "A digital state means less bureaucracy, more transparency and better services for the citizens. A digital economy means increased productivity, new investments and more jobs," he noted.

On his part, Digital Governance Minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis said that the "radical redesigning of the platform data.gov.gr was an important pending issue for the country. Now the free availability of the state's data… will become a valuable research tool and a factor for growth and attracting investments."

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