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« on: Thursday, 30 April, 2020 @ 13:00:21 »
Coronavirus: Greeks ponder ban on fax machines in state offices

Fax machines could be banned in government offices as part of new digital reforms proposed in Greece.

Minister of State and Digital Governance Kyriakos Pierrakakis wants to make all departments collect and issue documents electronically.

Coronavirus lockdown measures have forced many Greeks to use online services for the first time.

In recent weeks Greece has launched for citizens to access state services without leaving their homes.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told parliament the website was "the portal of the new, digital state". Everything from prescriptions to residence certificates can now be processed online.

The new digital bill goes further. It would create a National Register of Citizen Communications and oblige departments to communicate with citizens electronically.

Each Greek person will also receive a unique digital identification number so they can access state services without having to leave their homes or use printed documents.

Supporters say it will increase government transparency and cut down on bureaucracy.

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