Millions invested into electronisation

Slovakia has invested a total of €112 million into the electronisation of the judiciary in the past four years.

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Most of the money came from EU structural funds within the Operational Programme Informatisation of Society, the TASR newswire reported in January 2016.

The Justice Ministry created technological and legislative conditions for quick and effective implementation of eJustice projects, with the aim to strengthen transparency of the judiciary and to make court proceedings more effective, prevent delays and improve law enforcement, said former justice minister Tomáš Borec, expressing satisfaction with what has been achieved.

“Of course, there should always have been more done, but I think we can say that the long-persisting technological gap in the judiciary in information-communication technologies has been removed and we laid a good foundation for Slovakia to catch up with the most developed EU countries soon,” Borec said, as quoted by TASR.

It would be good to link eJustice with the systems used by the General Prosecutor’s Office and the Police Corps in the future, added the former minister.

The ministry completed six big EU-funded projects by the end of 2015. In early 2016 it launched the operation of the electronic code of laws (Slov-Lex) and also the project Electronic Services of Monitoring Accused and Convicted People (ESMO).

It also completed projects regarding the portal of legal information, the development of e-judicial services and the electronic court file that were financed from the Swiss financial mechanism, TASR wrote. 

The electronisation of the judiciary will continue also in the 2016-2018 period as additional projects are implemented.

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