Working dinner of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Administration Boris Koprivnikar with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Ana Brnabić

Ana Brnabić and Boris Koprivnikar talked about and searched for possibilities of concrete cooperation between the two countries in the field of digital technology.

As the visiting delegation presented, the Government of the Republic of Serbia established the Office for Information Technology and e-Government. Their objective is to establish a national Data Centre with Telekom and connect the state informatics in 4 blocks under the auspices of the Government: Telekom, Government, Ministry of Defence and Minister of Internal Affairs, etc.

Slovenian side presented the process of establishing the State Cloud Computing and in relation to this touched the open-code system and cybersecurity.

The two delegations discussed the blockchain technology and how Slovenia with its Digital Coalition connects several companies (170 Slovenian companies) which are at the very top in the world in this field.

They also touched the topic of e-Invoices. As the Slovenian side presented, we have an obligatory electronic payment of invoices since 2015.

Based on the signed Memorandum on Cooperation in the field of digitalisation which the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Slovenia signed in January 2017. The two countries have established working groups on e-Invoices, State Cloud and registers. The two countries in wish to strengthen and upgrade their cooperation.

At the end of their conversation, Ana Brnabić and Boris Koprivnikar discussed Open Data. As Minister Koprivnikar said, all data are public good and should be publicly available, unless of personal or security interests. In Slovenia, this philosophy is mirrored in the OPSI (open data) portal. Minister Koprivnikar sees the future in Open Data, as they create new services and jobs.