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Conference Discuses E-Receipts as Their Introduction Nears


Business representatives attending the conference hope the introduction will simplify cooperation with budget users.

The public administration has launched the process of introducing e-receipts in 2010 as part of a larger project of E-Administration, which ground to a halt in 2008, when the economic crisis set in, Interior Minister Gregor Virant told the conference organised by the business daily Finance and Halcom, a provider of electronic business solutions.

Public Payments Administration director general Aleksandra Miklavčič said that e-receipts would not change the way how business is done but would simply automatise and rationalise the process.

Virant moreover said that e-receipts were a part of the plan to digitalise public procurement. Pointing to some of the project's features, Virant finds the introduction of Dutch auction among the most interesting options which is also expected to save a lot of money.

The minister also said that Slovenia's public procurement legislation was not bad at all, as it enabled rational and efficient operations. The implementation on the other hand is poor, he said.

By introducing a legal deadline for e-receipts in the public administration, Slovenia hopes to boost the use of e-receipts also in the private sector. Experience from other EU country show a significant increase in e-receipts only after these become mandatory for the public administration.


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