The Agency for Information Society Services (ASSI), which acts under the authority of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCTI), will be responsible for crafting, implementing and operating the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) allowing any EU entrepreneur to register with and access online a public service.
To this aim, the government adopted on April 16 a memorandum on the implementation of Directive 2006/123/EC on services in the internal market, with the SPOC due to become operational by December 28, 2009, Secretary of State Adrian Ciocanea – head of the European Affairs Department – told Rompres.
"The electronic SPOC is currently one of the vital aspects of the implementation of the Directive on Services and there should be no delay in implementing it," underscored Ciocanea.
"Getting a SPOC working is one of the Directive requirements for the fulfilment of which member states will have to make a considerable effort. Thus, Romania makes sure that all procedures and formalities related to accessing service activities can be easily carried out by remote electronic access, regardless the state of residence of the service supplier.
The institution that is to take over the responsibilities for working out, implementing and operating the electronic SPOC is ASSI, that stands under the authority of MCTI," said the DAE head.