Shift to digital processes faces some pushback from civil servants
Although Greece has made strides in digitizing governance and public administration in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which provided an urgent impetus for the reduction of face-to-face exchanges, the government's efforts have been partially thwarted by pushback from state functionaries and professionals, Kathimerini understands.
Following an apparent reluctance by civil servants to embrace online processes, the government issued a presidential decree on Tuesday noting that online and paper documents have the same validity and that they should be afforded equal status.
This applies to personal declarations, power of attorney orders and a host of other processes that have been shifted online as part of a broader effort by the government to digitize processes.
Tuesday's presidential decree followed a previous one issued three weeks ago but essentially...