Pierrakakis: 150 Million Digital Transactions in First Half of 2021

September 14, 2021

ATHENS — Digital Governance Minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis provided figures on the rapid increase of digital traffic and online transactions that have taken place in 2021, including public access to government online services, speaking at Thessaloniki Helexpo Forum on Tuesday.

On the sidelines of the 85th Thessaloniki International Fair 2021, the minister was speaking at the thematic event 'Citizen-State relationship-the new digital era and its challenges', and he noted that some 150 million digital transactions were registered in the first half of 2021, compared to 8.8 mln in 2018, 34 mln in 2019 and 94 mln in 2020.

By year's end, he added, it is certain that a figure of 300 mln will have been surpassed.

"The government's strategy for facilitating a more efficient practical relationship between citizens and the state was coded around a specific initiative, that of the gov.gr portal, noted Pierrakakis. The governmental hub of digital services for citizens began with a mere 500 services, and it now features over 1,300 different ones," stressed the minister.

Pierrakakis also spoke about gov.gr being the state's "new face," and he announced that his ministry's priority now is the further digitization and simplification of services, as well providing new services via gov.gr.

Another key aspect mentioned by the minister is the implementation of projects through the government's Digital Transformation Bible project, a roadmap consisting of some 450 projects backed by 6.4 billion euros of EU Recovery Fund money, to speed up the digitization of the public and private sectors and boost Greece’s digital readiness. Some of these projects have been auctioned, he noted, while most will be auctioned imminently.


ATHENS - With six of 24 French-made Rafale fighter jets arriving in Greece, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said at a ceremony welcoming them that they are a deterrence against Turkey, which repeatedly sends fighters into Greek air space.

Top Stories


BOSTON – The Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Alexandria in its recent meeting dealt with the ecclesiastical coup perpetrated by the Patriarchate of Moscow in its canonical jurisdiction, calling it an “immoral invasion and intrusion.


NEW YORK - Some 21 years after it was destroyed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States that brought down the Twin Towers in New York City, the new St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church rising in its place is among the most eagerly awaited architectural openings of 2022.


STATEN ISLAND, NY – For yet another year, the community of Holy Trinity-St Nicholas in Staten Island honored couples celebrating 50+ years of marriage with a modest ceremony held at the church immediately following the Divine Liturgy on January 16.


1 NYPD Officer Killed, 1 Severely Injured in Harlem Shooting (Vid)

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer was killed and another critically wounded Friday night while answering a call about an argument between a woman and her adult son, officials said, making four officers shot in the city in as many days.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.