Coalition slows down tax reform

Ruling parties agreed to the request of municipalities not to cut state funding for local mass transportation. To be able to support local buss networks, the government will preserve real estate transfer taxes and road tax.

"This is life," Finance Minister Ivan Mikloš commented the political decision. However, he also admitted that he has some alternative proposals.

Real estate agencies are likely to lash out at the idea of preserving taxes from transferring real estate. It will have the effect of sellers officially indicating ten-year old prices when selling real estate, experts say.

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

Top stories

News digest: Prosecutor calls charges against journalists unlawful and unfounded

Editors-in-chief supported accused journalists before charges were dropped. Poll unveils how an ideal foreigner should look. No vote on changes to the Citizenship Act.


1 h
The latest Focus poll has found that 57.7 percent of Slovaks think the government should not be lenient when it comes to taking refugees in.

Show us you belong and we will accept you. Poll shows Slovaks' attitudes to foreigners

The latest Focus poll unveils how an ideal foreigner looks to Slovaks, and if Slovakia can ever become a home to foreigners.


20. sep
The media have condemned the change, approved by MPs, that extends the moratorium to 50 days

We condemn the latest attack against journalists

Slovak journalists stand behind their colleagues from Denník N.


12 h
Former special prosecutor Dušan Kováčik escorted to the courtroom on September 20.

The ten strongest points of the verdict against former special prosecutor

Dušan Kováčik is the first high-ranking official under the Smer-led governments to hear a guilty verdict on corruption charges.


8 h
Skryť Close ad