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State bodies to be reformed

While six such bodies will remain in their current form, others will work under specific ministries, some will be merged, and some will be abolished altogether, the Slovak daily SME wrote.

With the reform, the Finance Ministry wants to make state administration operations more effective and save money.

The ministry does not know yet how many state employees will lose jobs as a result of the reform; at the same time, it does not know how much money will actually be saved.

One of the bodies to be abolished is the Office for Normalisation, Metrology, and Testing, whose powers will be taken over by the Economy Ministry, as will those of the State Reserves Fund Administration.

The Telecoms Office, Brodacasting and Retransmission Board, and the Postal Office should be merged into one.

The Statistics Office will work under the Finance Ministry, and a new Legal Services Office will be created to represent Slovakia in international and domestic court cases.

Offices that will be maintained are, for example, the Cabinet Office, the National Security Office, the Antitrust Authority, and the Public Procurement Office.

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

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