THE SLOVAK parliament is behind on debating 30 bills included in the government's legislative programme, and 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.
9. Jun 2003 at 0:00 | From press reports of TASR and SITA