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Cabinet might gain power to deploy troops

DEFENCE Minister Juraj Liška plans to propose an amendment to the Slovak Constitution that would enable the cabinet to deploy army units on operations abroad for a term of 60 days without parliamentary approval.

Liška said this would enable Slovakia to fulfil its obligations to NATO and the EU, which include providing them with Slovak soldiers for rapid-reaction forces within a few days notice, the TASR news wire reported.

"The current system is not effective when set alongside the current threats. We are not able to deploy our soldiers effectively and quickly enough," Liška said.

Parliament would maintain the power to revise the cabinet's decision within 60 days. If MPs disagreed with the deployment, the soldiers would have to return home.

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