Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Cabinet to close state's regional administrative offices

THE CENTRAL government has decided that it will close its regional administrative offices on October 1, 2007.

This decision, approved on February 28, would transfer the administrative offices' property and employees into the care of the local regional governments and some of the employees will be retired, the SITA news agency wrote.

The number of civil servants in Slovakia should be reduced by 150 employees, but the government says that the cancellation costs will exceed savings by approximately Sk2 million in the first year.

"It is important that the government start reducing bureaucracy," PM Robert Fico said.

He admitted, however, that his Smer party's efforts to also close specialized regional offices, such as local statistical offices, will probably fall through as Smer's ruling coalition partners are against it.

Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

My five-year-old daughter will almost certainly encounter a Weinstein too

It’s not that I thought sexually harassing women was okay, it’s more that I accepted that was just part of how things worked. Unfortunate, yes, but also standard.

Harvey Weinstein

Socialism elections were parody of free vote

After the revolution in 1989 the number of people participating in elections fell from 99 percent to around 60 percent.

Elections during socialism regime.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 17 and November 26, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Lúčnica

Top 3 stories from Last Week in Slovakia Video

Chinese could produce e-cars in Slovakia - PM Robert Fico does not see election defeat - Poliačik leaves the strongest opposition party

PM Robert Fico