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Pierrakakis: ‘We Want All Private & Business Interactions with the State to Be Carried Out Online by the End of the Next Four Years’

February 12, 2023

ATHENS – The Greek government’s public services online platform gov.gr is completing three years in operation, a fact that will be marked at a special event organized by the Digital Governance Ministry on Tuesday, February 14.

The completion of three years since the operation of gov.gr “is for us an excellent opportunity to talk in detail about the state’s new image. It is an opportunity not only to present the digital services we have implemented so far, but to also analyze the philosophy, the structure and the next steps of this project,” Digital Governance Minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis told Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA-MPA) on Saturday.

As the minister pointed out, “gov.gr was -and remains- a team effort. It is the product of cooperation between ministries and state agencies, but also the result of the partnership of public and private sector executives.”

In Tuesday’s event at the ministry “we will have the opportunity to hear what some of the ‘unseen heroes’ of this effort have to say,” he added.

Pierrakakis underlined that “the progress is reflected both in the daily life of all citizens and in the numbers. The tripling of digital services -from 501 to over 1,500- has generated almost a hundredfold increase in digital transactions with the Greek state: an exponential increase from 8.8 million digital transactions in 2018, to 772 million in 2022, which translates to over 100 queues being done away with every year for one citizen.”

“We want all private and business interactions with the state to be carried out online by the end of the next four years,” Pierrakakis noted.

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