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EU approves three digital investments

By Eleni Varvitsioti

The European Commission said on Thursday that it has approved three significant investments to help get Greece thoroughly into the digital age with money from the European Regional Development Fund totaling 389.4 million euros.

The first project concerns a complete technological overhaul of the country’s public administration. The second aspires to get both the secondary and primary education systems online, and the third will allow for more than 600,000 Greeks living in rural and remote parts of the country to have access to high-speed Internet.

European Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn said on Thursday: “The improvements in efficiency that these projects will bring will also mean real savings in operating costs. That is very welcome at a time of extremely tight budget constraints for Greece."

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