Bulgaria's President Demands e-Govt Agency on His 100th Day

Domestic | May 7, 2012, Monday // 16:49|  views

Bulgarian President Plevneliev spoke about his first 100 days in office. Photo by BGNES

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has demanded that a single state agency be set up in order to be in charge of the development of the long anticipated but apparently highly elusive e-government services.

Plevneliev spoke in Sofia Monday to account for the first 100 days of his presidential term, which kicked off in January 2012.

"Bulgaria has at least three institutions that are doing something in that respect. We need a change, and a single institution for e-government," the President believes.

He added that Bulgarian e-government services need to be hosted by a single platform, instead of having each ministry spend tremendous amounts of money on its own.

The new institution proposed by Plevneliev is supposed to help bring into line all other institutions in order to provide e-government options for over 1 100 administrative services.

The Bulgarian President further said that the single institution in charge of e-government in Bulgaria should be the Ministry of Transport, IT, and Communications.

E-Government has remained a dream for Bulgarians for the time being, as very little of the administrative burden for citizens and businesses is handled online.


Tags: e-government, Rosen Plevneliev, Bulgarian President, MTITC, Transport Ministry, 100 days, 100 days in office

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