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Report: Court failings cost Slovakia almost €1 million annually
6 Sep 2013 Flash News
Watchdog group Transparency International Slovensko (TIS) has published an analysis alleging that flaws in Slovak courts cost taxpayers an unnecessary €1 million annually.
Most of this money comes through fines for procrastinations in court proceedings - with district courts the most frequent violators, the Sme daily quoted the analysis on September 6. Most often, the busiest courts with biggest numbers of cases get the biggest fines.
The specifically cited district courts with the most in fines are Bratislava I, Piešťany and Čadca. The Bratislava court is overloaded with cases, but the two latter ones are average in this respect, Sme wrote. It added, however, that the Piešťany District Court has lower ratio of judges when compared with the cases handled.
The Justice Ministry wants to speed up court proceedings with a new Civil Court Order that shall be ready by the end of next year.
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