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MK: Mazedonien / Makedonia

  • E-government helps transform Macedonia

    A lucrative annual permit to haul freight across the border between this Balkan country and Greece used to cost Macedonian truckers as much as €2,500 in bribes per vehicle.

    But that changed two years ago, when the Ministry of Transport and Communications adopted a computer system to electronically assign licenses. Now truckers pay only about €100, or about $127, in application fees for a cross-border license. And the annual two-week period for license applications closed in October with no sign of the angry crowds of truckers who used to picket outside government offices here.

  • FYROM: Companies positively evaluate eGov Project

    Money and time saving and more efficient communication with government institutions are greatest benefits for companies-users of USAID-funded eGov Project applications.

    Five Government to Business (G2B) Project applications: e-Procurement, e-Tax, Automated System for Management of International Cargo Transport Licenses - CEMT, Single Portal for Export/Import Licenses – EXIM and Online Registration of Employment generally helped in improvement of business climate, image of state and legal regulations.

  • Internews’ e-Gov Project Helps Macedonians Develop Trust in Their Government

    The Government of Macedonia (GOM) successfully launched the Apply Online System for State Employment in early January 2006. Only two weeks after the system was installed, the number of applications had already doubled. Furthermore, approximately 74% percent of the job applications received were sent via the Internet. These figures are especially significant for a country with a still low Internet penetration rate of approximately 19%.
  • Macedonia to implement e-passports, personal ID cards & driver's licenses

    The government of the Republic of Macedonia has awarded international technology group Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) a contract to provide the country with electronic passports, personal identity cards, and driver's licenses, as well as a corresponding, combined system for personalization of the documents.

    Work on the project is scheduled to begin this year, with the project itself expected to take a total of 11 years to complete. The first electronic passports and ID cards are due to be issued to the citizens of the Republic of Macedonia as early as 2006.

  • Macedonia: Appointments for Passports and ID Cards via Internet

    Citizens will not stay in lines for passports and ID cards. From July this year, the citizens will be able to appoint meeting in the MI office from their home PC. This is just a part of the novelties and alleviations that will be implemented with the projects for electronic public services.

    Passports and ID cards will be the first public services available on-line. The Government and the Parliament will be included later. This was announced by the president of the Committee for Information Technology within the Macedonian Government, Jani Makraduli, during the seminar “Solutions for the Governments of the 21st century” organized by Hewlett Packard and Microsoft on January 20th, 2005.

  • Macedonia: e-Gov Project Promotes IT Solutions That Save Time, Money and Increase Transparency

    Macedonia's progress in using information technology (IT) to improve efficiency and transparency in government was emphasized in a new exhibition of IT solutions organized by the USAID-funded e-Gov Project, which is implemented by Internews Network. The exhibition, entitled "e-Gov for a Modern Macedonia," was organized in partnership with Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft.

    Prime Minister Vlado Buckovski and Paul D. Wohlers, Chargé d' Affaires at the US Embassy, officially opened the event in the historic Daut Pasha Hamam (an ancient Turkish bath, now an art gallery).

  • Macedonia: E-Government Realistic but Long and Expensive Process

    Expensive, long and uncertain is the process of e-government implementation since all competent institutions should participate in implementation, said Dragan Nikolic, member of the Task Force that has prepared the National Strategy for Development of Information Society. The Strategy and the Action Plan was adopted by the Macedonian Parliament last week, and it is expected to move Macedonia towards knowledge-based economy, said the Task Force members.
  • Macedonia: Electronic health card introduction - Pilot project started

    About twelve primary care practices together with a number of pharmacies and hospitals will take part in a pilot project for the implementation of the electronic health cards (EZK) and the Integrated Health Information System (ISIS) in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

    The pilot will run for three months. During this time period the cards will be only used at the participating practices, hospitals and pharmacies.

  • Macedonia: Enabling faster and more efficient data exchange between state institutions

    The Ministry of Information Society of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and an IT provider signed on 21 January 2010 an agreement in view of the connection of the state institutions' registries and databases to an interoperable system. This will speed up and enhance the efficiency of the exchange of data between government institutions and bodies.

    During its pilot phase, the project will be implemented in five state institutions, namely: the Customs Administration, the Ministry of Interior, the Central Registry, the Tax Administration and the Cadastral Administration.

  • Macedonia: Government closer to citizens

    The city of Gevgelija hosts Thursday a regular session of the Government, which, as Prime Minister Vlado Buckovski said, bring the Government closer to citizens and promotes the e-Government project.

    "By supporting the power decentralization process and holding government sessions in various municipalities, we bring the Government closer to citizens and enable municipalities a direct contact with cabinet ministers in terms of assisting their work an development. By this move we are actually writing the new Macedonia's history. The first e-Government portal, which is to be opened in five days, we may respond to each question of citizens in cooperation with our strategic partner Microsoft," Buckovski told journalists before the session.

  • Macedonia: Information Society Ministry to assume responsibility for Public Administration

    The Ministry of Information Society of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is prepared to take responsibility for Public Administration.

    On 5 November 2010, Minister for Information Society Ivo Ivanovski said this move is in accordance with the recommendations of the European Union.

  • Macedonia: Internet kiosks with wireless access in rural areas

    By June 2010 three private operators will install 680 Internet kiosks with wireless Internet access for the citizens of the rural areas across the country.

    On 25 January 2010, a contract was signed between the Minister for Information Society, Mr. Ivo Ivanovski and the representatives of the private companies who won the electronic public bidding on the basis of the lowest price offered.

  • Macedonia: Macedonian Companies to File Taxes Electronically

    Electronic tax filing system was launched, and the companies are expected to start using it by January of next year. It will function in the realms of Public Revenue Office (PRO) and it has been announced that top 100 Macedonian companies are going to use it.

    The e-Tax application is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and will be designed by Seavus, a Macedonian software developer.

  • Macedonia: Manevski: IT will Enable effective Judiciary

    Modern and fully-automatic judicial system, its efficiency and integrity within the e-government project in line with international standards and replacement of paper into electronic documents are the goals achieved by the information technology (IT) in Macedonia's judiciary.

    This was stated by Minister of Justice Mihajlo Manevski at a press conference on Sunday, presenting activities aimed at introducing electronic judiciary.

  • Macedonia: Ministry of Information Society, USAID signed a MoU on e-gov project

    Ministry of Information Society and USAID will intensify their ongoing cooperation with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, which took place Thursday and aims at creating conditions for effective implementation of the e-government project and development of electronic communications in general.

    The establishment of an information society is amongst Government's top priorities. A number of projects devoted to developing and implementing solutions being in line with global demands and standards are under way. Our activities are focused on the advancement of e-infrastructure, e-citizens, e-business, e-education, e-health. Projects on the development of an electronic government fall into only one component, said Minister of Information Society Ivo Ivanovski after signing the memo.

  • Macedonia: National Strategy for Development of Electronic Communications & Information Technologies

    In the new era leaders (countries, regions, companies and individuals) will be the ones that will promptly reach correct decisions based in the profound understanding of the complex trends of information and communication technologies. Those who will not do that are risking staying on the margins of the world development.

    Republic of Macedonia must develop towards information society provided it wants to keep the pace with the developed countries. In order to achieve this, there must be a partnership between Government, civil and business sector.

  • Macedonia: Public electronic distribution of 2008 international transport licenses

    Ministry of Transport and Communications carried out Sunday a public electronic distribution of international transport license for 2008. The application for the license is carried out electronically, whereas all interested firms submit the required documents through the Internet.

    "The ones who meet legal requirements and criteria for international transport of commodities can apply for transport licenses within a determined period through the Internet, 24 hours a day. This modern, standardized way of applying not only saves time, but also ensures fair and transparent process without any additional costs for the service", said Minister of Transport and Communications Mile Janakieski.

  • Macedonia: USAID to sign Cooperation Memorandum with 10 Municipalities

    On the behalf of the US Government, USAID will sign a Cooperation Memorandum with ten Macedonian Municipalities relating use of new software as part of the USAID's E-Government Project.

    Introduction of the new software aims to facilitate municipalities' activities, particularly in terms of better transparency and accountability to the citizens, says an official announcement.

  • Macedonian Government Promoted First e-Government Session

    Macedonian Government marked its hundred session with promotion of the e-Government concept. Prime Minister Buchkovski hopes that the new system of electronic preparation and performance of the sessions will provide greater efficiency, savings and transparency. Government believes that the session expenses will be decreased, while the decisions will be available to the public.
  • Mazedonien baut landesweites WLAN-Funknetz

    Mit 1 000 Quadratmeilen entsteht der weltweit größte Hotspot

    Mazedonien soll als weltweit erster Staat ein landesweites WLAN-Breitband-Funknetz erhalten. Das meldet der mit der Lieferung des Netzwerk-Equipments beauftragte Hersteller Strix. Das vermaschte WLAN-Netzwerk soll von On.net, einem mazedonischen Service-Provider, aufgebaut werden. In der letzten Ausbaustufe, die in voraussichtlich zehn bis zwölf Monaten erreicht werden soll, wäre Mazedonien mit einer erschlossenen Gesamtfläche von über 1 000 Quadratmeilen der mit Abstand größte WLAN-Hotspot der Welt.

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