19 percent tax voted liberal deed of year 2003

ADOPTION of the flat 19 percent income tax was voted the liberal act of
2003, according to a report called Liberal Palette 2003 involving members and supporters of the F.A. Hayek Foundation and the civil association Liberal Youth of Slovakia.

Raising pension premiums was marked the most anti-liberal deed, the news wire SITA wrote.

The liberal acts list included the health sector reform and the granting of citizens the proprietary rights to their savings accounts in the pension savings system.

The raise in excise taxes in August and the approval of the treaty on education between Slovakia and the Vatican were selected as anti-liberal acts.

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

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Health care professionals still lacking ahead of Saturday's testing

Government avoids mobilisation for now, PM offers an extra bonus to health care professionals who can serve the whole weekend.

Dolný Kubín

The big test is upon us. What are we to do?

For a foreigner living in Slovakia, there is yet another concern.

News digest: Who will take the swabs?

The government offers hundreds of euros to health care staff for testing. Curfew ends on Saturday for some. Take a look at testing sites and more.

PM Igor Matovič helped with testing in Tvrdošín.

The big testing: When and where to show up, and what if I don't want to? (FAQ)

Here is what we know about the practicalities of the nationwide testing so far. Testing also applies to foreigners and diplomats in Slovakia.

Pilot testing in Bardejov