TECHNOLOGY

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NEWS

A scheme to incentivize young people to get the Covid vaccine has cost almost €86 million since it was set up six months ago, the government agency overseeing it said on Friday.


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ECONOMY

OTE Group will bring high-speed optical fiber (FTTH) services to 3 million households and businesses by 2027, raising its overall investment plan to more than 3 billion euros, stated Dominique Leroy, member of the Board of Management of Deutsche Telekom AG, responsible for the Board Area Europe, in an interview with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency.

The speed by which electric vehicles have taken over Norway has stunned even the cars’ enthusiasts. [Asya Demidova/The New York Times]
THE NEW YORK TIMES

Last year, Norway reached a milestone. Only about 8% of new cars sold in the country ran purely on conventional gasoline or diesel fuel. Two-thirds of new cars sold were electric, and most of the rest were electric-and-gasoline hybrids.


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ECONOMY

E-commerce turnover in Greece will exceed €14 billion in 2021, a record, according to estimates announced at the 7th Economic Forum of the Hellenic Entrepreneurs Association.

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NEWS

The new version of the “Covid Free Wallet,” an online application that makes it easier for citizens to present their coronavirus vaccination or recovery certificates and their identity details when seeking admission to leisure and entertainment venues, is the first step toward a fully digital police identity.




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ECONOMY

The Digital Economy Forum 2021, themed “Digitalization: No longer a choice but a necessity,” takes place Monday with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis as the keynote speaker.

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TAXATION

Besides sparing taxpayers hours of waiting at tax offices, the new electronic platforms already operating and those set to be launched in 2022 will allow the tax administration to monitor the data that corporations and individuals declare more easily and in more detail.


[Intime News]
NEWS

Digital Governance Minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis visited on Friday the city of Trikala, one of two Greek cities along with Athens to pilot the digitization of cities and citizens’ services through the European project Harmony, and said hailed it as a paradigm that serves as a model for the entire country.

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DENIS TERRIEN

“I recognize the importance of Greece as a growing technology hub for entrepreneurs and its potential for the development of new digital talent,” Denis Terrien, Salesforce’s CEO for the Southern European market, tells Kathimerini.

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NEWS

As part of the effort to digitally transform public sector services, the Digital Governance Ministry on Thursday presented the so-called National Register of Procedures, which will lay out in detail the necessary steps to complete transactions with the state, including required documents and how they will be submitted.