Liechtenstein and 31 other EU and EFTA countries signed a joint declaration to promote e-government in the context of a ministerial meeting in Estonia. The Tallinn Declaration on eGovernment contains five core principles and is intended to be a guide to advance the international digitalization of administration.
The declaration states that service processes in administration should be conducted digitally as far as possible and be available to all. Data entry for citizens and companies should only have to be carried out once. In addition, efforts should be made for IT systems to be compatible nationally and internationally.
The Tallinn Declaration on eGovernment is in line with Liechtenstein’s efforts to strengthen digital services in the country’s administration, according to a government statement. Companies and residents should be able to retrieve a wide range of information directly. In addition, it should be possible to carry out official business from home outside of regular business hours.
“The state government has been using e-government for several years and will continue to expand these digital services. This will simplify processes, avoid duplications and media disruptions, and make the services more reliable and secure,” said Prime Minister Adrian Hasler.