President seals fate of Public Service Bureau

SLOVAK President Ivan Gašparovič signed an amendment to the Public Service Act dissolving the Public Service Bureau (ÚŠS) as of June 1.

ÚŠS Chairman Ľubomír Plai, who said his office had kept the state service free of political interference, was disappointed with the decision.

"The president had a unique chance to act as a statesman," Plai told the SITA news agency.

He said that without the office, civil service employees would be hired on the basis of their loyalty to political parties, and public offices filled with patronage appointments.

Top stories

The Knihotaxi runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Bratislava.

‘Book Taxi’ – new service to sell old books launches

Novels need not end up in trash, says company behind scheme.


24. jun
Culture Minister Natália Milanová of OĽaNO on June 22, 2022.

New media laws could allow politicians to intervene more in output

Media ownership and funding should also become more transparent.


23. jun

News digest: Salvator pharmacy will resume its original function

Bratislava marks the 280th anniversary of Maria Theresa's coronation, what to do with unwanted books, and decommissioning a former nuclear plant might take longer than planned.


24. jun
SkryťClose ad