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Millions in fines goes to state, not police

THREE years ago 70 percent of the fines the police collected for traffic offences went into regional police force coffers. Today, all the money has to be transferred to the state, according to the Hospodarske noviny business daily.

Last year, more than Sk360 million (€9.2 million) was collected for traffic offences. The Interior ministry insists that this system is much better for both police and citizens.

Interior Ministry spokesperson Boris Ažaltovič said that the regional police commanders wanted to have as much money as possible at their disposal.

Therefore, officers were under great pressure to fine people.

Compiled by Magdalena MacLeod from press reports
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