Waiting for his flight at the airport in Frankfurt, Estonian Ragnar Saas decided it was high time to start a business. He took his laptop out, filled out several forms, signed them, and paid a fee — all online. It took him 15 minutes to become a businessman.
Saas could do that because his native Estonia provides 99 percent of its government services online. That includes voting, paying taxes, signing documents and buying property.
“Estonia’s e-government allows me to be super effective,” Saas told the Kyiv Post. “Visiting a government office seems so very strange to me, as everything can be done on the internet.”Battling red tape: Estonia’s e-government success to help Ukraine fight ‘spravka culture’Read More