Government may save 400 million euros per year by going digital

8 July 2016
123 Views

The Ministries of Administrative Reform and Interior have estimated that about 400 million euros can be saved on an annual basis in the public sector, simply by abolishing paper and switching to electronic documents instead.

This estimate is included in an ambitious draft bill that has been published for public consultation. Through this bill, the government aims to reduce bureaucracy, cut down on expenses and man hours, promote transparency and address environmental concerns related to hard copies.

Although a legal framework exists to cover electronic signatures, the public sector has been slow to make the switch and has spent an estimated 6 billion euros in the past 15 years on hard copies.

The new bill will come into effect in January 2017, although an extension until June 2017 may be provided in order to ensure that all ministries, public bodies and independent authorities convert to digital.

You may be interested

Turkish deputy-Prime Minister accuses Greece of oppressing religious minorities in latest Turkish tirade against Greece
GREECE
shares45 views
GREECE
shares45 views

Turkish deputy-Prime Minister accuses Greece of oppressing religious minorities in latest Turkish tirade against Greece

makis - Nov 17, 2017

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag accused Greece of imprisoning Muslim Imams, despite the country being a member of the…

Greek PM says country would rely on itself to face flood disaster
POLITICS
shares57 views
POLITICS
shares57 views

Greek PM says country would rely on itself to face flood disaster

makis - Nov 17, 2017

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras thanked European countries for offering to help after the flash floods in western Attica, Wednesday, which…

US meteorologist explains deadly storm that flooded Greek towns
GREECE
shares77 views
GREECE
shares77 views

US meteorologist explains deadly storm that flooded Greek towns

makis - Nov 17, 2017

“When the Atlantic hurricane season begins to quiet down in late October and November, it’s time to cast an eye…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.