On April 29, FIC approached the Trade and Telecommunications Ministry to propose easing the procedures for issuing the medium level electronic identification schemes, in particular to exclude the requirement of physical presence of the client. It is in line with the Draft Amendments to the Law on Electronic Document and Identification that envisages issuing of the qualified electronic certificate on distance. On the other hand, the current Decree on Closer Regulation of Conditions that Must be Met by Electronic Identification Schemes for Certain Levels of Reliability requires physical presence of the client for issuing the medium level identification scheme. FIC outlined the importance of the proposed change, as the medium level identification scheme is recognized to be an optimal mechanism for contracts with clients, notably in the telecommunications sector. The Telecommunications Ministry responded on May 12, informing FIC that the by-laws will also be amended after the Law Changes, and that the identification procedures will be unified for all the schemes of electronic identification.