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Estonian Ambassador to Germany Demonstrated Opportunities for Using New German ID Card to Access Services in Estonian Internet Portal

07.12.2010

No. 67-TT

At the 5th National IT Summit taking place in Dresden, Germany on 7 December, Estonian Ambassador Mart Laanemäe demonstrated the opportunities offered by the Estonian state portal eesti.ee using a new German ID card, which have been issued since November of this year.

The services offered by the Estonian state portal eesti.ee can be accessed not only with Estonian ID cards but with the ID cards of nine other nations, including the German ID card.

Ambassador Laanemäe’s explanation as to how the German ID card works in the Estonian portal was attended by German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziére and Vice President of the European Commission Neelie Kroes.

Access to the administrative and business portals of other member states is possible thanks to the European Union project STORK, which is geared towards the recognition and utilisation of national IT solutions in other member states. Currently 10 EU member states have joined STORK, including Estonia.

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