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Minister Mark Boris Andrijanič meets with Minister Tamara Srzentić of Montenegro: We need to pursue ambitious goals to attract IT experts

Today, 4 November 2021, the Minister of Digital Transformation, Mark Boris Andrijanič, met with the Montenegrin Minister of Public Administration, Digitalisation and Media, Tamara Srzentić.

Minister Andrijanič presented to his counterpart Srzentić responsible for public administration, digitisation and media in Montenegro the plans and early solutions developed by the Strategic Council for Digitalisation in the field of public administration with the aim of simplifying the lives of citizens when dealing with the state. These include the introduction of an e-building permit, an e-identity card, a virtual administrative point, the abolition of the vehicle registration certificate, the introduction of a single tax assessment notice, and the payment of tax by direct debit.

Minister Andrijanič listed the promotion of international ICT study programmes among the key measures. He also pointed out that there are many Slovenian IT experts in different parts of the world for whom we want to create an ambitious environment in Slovenia, so that they would be eager to return to Slovenia and help it break into the very top countries in Europe as regards digitalisation. "In Slovenia, we need to pursue ambitious goals and also achieve them, as this is the only way to attract expatriate Slovenian IT experts," said Minister Andrijanič.

Minister Tamara Srzentić stressed that the Government of Montenegro is also committed to increasing digital literacy among its citizens. To this end, they are already rapidly improving the conditions at the state level for the return of digital nomads.

The two ministers called for further cooperation in exploring best practices and measures for the next digital decade.