* The Estonian Government decided to give Slovenia the right to use the Estonian Value Added ax Information Exchange System (VIES) for a symbolic price of one Euro.
Finance Minister Aivar Sõerd explained that Slovenia does not have a system of similar level and therefore it turned to Estonia for help to be able to comply with EU requirements.
"The Slovenians have got familiar with our system and are appreciating it very much. Their finance minister has already filed an application to adopt parts of the VIES," Sõerd said.
Estonia previously has granted the right to use the VIES system devised by the Estonian Tax and Customs Board to the Latvian Tax Board.
In accordance with the government's decision, Slovenia will be able to use the system under a simple license issued for an indefinite period. Slovenia can upgrade the system but not sell or hand it to third parties.
The symbolic price tag of one Euro was needed because the Estonian law on state property doesn't allow giving it away for free.