Greece has rolled out a new online platform of more than 500 e-government services – covering everything from residency permit applications to medical prescriptions – two months ahead of schedule as a result of the global coronavirus crisis.
The new platform – www.gov.gr – represents one of the government’s major reforms to streamline public services and improve Greece’s competitiveness. Since its initial launch in late March, gov.gr has been continuously adding services, most recently: certificates of inheritance and temporary driving permits for new drivers.
Although slow in coming to the digital age, Greece’s public sector has been steadily developing its suite of online services over the last several years, most notably in areas like revenue collections and in the public health system. But many of those services were scattered across various websites or incomplete. Those have now been brought together in a single platform.
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