German passport-holders can now use Slovensko.sk

Six more countries should be added by the end of the year.

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People with German passports or a certificate of a foreigner living in Germany can now use the services available via the central public administration website, Slovensko.sk.

This is possible thanks to the eIDAS regulation and new EU rules enabling these people to log into the Slovensko.sk website and use the e-letterbox. Soon other EU countries will follow, the National Agency for Network and Electronic Services (NASES) informed.

The regulation on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market (eIDAS) creates a common ground for safe e-services, and accelerates the development of digital communication within the EU. Its aim is to enable the mutual recognition of an eID card and other authenticators in all EU member states.

“We’re glad to complete the first phase of the project that will enable access to Slovakia’s e-services by using German authenticators,” said Peter Ďurica, head of NASES, as quoted in the press release.

Six countries to join this year

The second phase will focus on extending the list of countries whose citizens will be able to use Slovensko.sk and the digital services it offers.

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The plan is to connect six more countries by the end of 2019, namely Italy, Luxembourg, Estonia, Croatia, Spain and Belgium.

Selected services will be gradually provided in English.

At the same time, Slovakia announced its notification scheme for other EU countries in June, which means that after its approval, Slovaks will be able to use the e-services of other EU countries by using their eID card, NASES announced.

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