Laws running late

The Slovak parliament is behind on the adoption of 30 bills included in the government's legislative programme, and some planned reforms may suffer as a result, according to some MPs.

Deputy Prime Minister for Legislation Ľubomír Fogaš explained the delay: "[In the last period of office], the bills were delayed because we had to close 30 chapters with the EU and we needed to consult with Brussels. Now there is no reason why parliament should work that way. More coordination is necessary."

MPs have warned that planned changes to public administration, due to come into effect from January 2004, are under threat.

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

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