Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

General Prosecutor attacks Act on Excise Tax on Tobacco Products

Slovakia’s General Prosecutor has complained to the Slovak Constitutional Court about some of the provisions stated in the Tobacco Excise Tax Act. He is demanding that they be examined to see if they really comply with the Slovak constitution. At the same time, he has requested that the Constitutional Court suspend the validity of the contested provisions until they arrive at a decision on the issue. Provisions in the law that set stricter penalties for offences were modified by an amendment in 2005, which came into effect in January 2006.

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

Top stories

Police will check overpriced EU presidency

The presidency will also be scrutinised by state auditors.

The ceremonial launch of the Slovak presidency's logo.

Inspectors to focus on firms with foreign staff

Scrutiny follows media report by Serbian journalist concerning conditions in a Galanta-based plant.

Labour Minister Ján Richter

Bratislava councillors want gambling regulation, not ban

Seventeen councillors do not agree with total prohibition of gambling in the capital, they want to continue in its strict regulation.

SaS denies Russian media reports on its support of Slexit

The opposition party has objected to news in some Russian media stating that it supports the departure of Slovakia from the EU, i.e. Slexit.

Richard Sulík