Replacement of birth registration numbers is useless and extraordinarily expensive
The state spending watchdog NKÚ won’t check the project that would replace birth registration numbers with a randomly generated, 10-digit number. Analysts deem the Interior Ministry project useless and extraordinarily expensive (some estimate total costs at €250m). The Ministry has already prepared its IT system as this was a good way to spend €8m in EU funds. Other public institutions, though, are only learning now how high their implementation costs will be. The Ministry and the institutions are now fighting it out. If the project is shelved, the Ministry will have to return the EU funds and Minister Denisa Saková (Smer) will suffer a PR debacle.