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Interior Ministry compromises with NGOs

Members of the Government Committee for NGOs and Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák on January 8 agreed to a compromise pertaining to the ministry's legislative proposal on the right to assembly. The ministry won't withdraw the proposal, but also won't submit it until it is discussed with representatives of the NGOs.

Members of the Government Committee for NGOs and Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák on January 8 agreed to a compromise pertaining to the ministry's legislative proposal on the right to assembly. The ministry won't withdraw the proposal, but also won't submit it until it is discussed with representatives of the NGOs.

"We're ready to reconsider some clauses," said ministry spokesman Erik Tomáš, without specifying which clauses he was referring to.

The draft is said to limit the legal options for convening a lawful assembly or demonstration. Last week, hundreds of NGOs in Slovakia filed a joint petition, signed by 4,000 people, calling the planned measures unconstitutional and contrary to European conventions. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports

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