Slovakia will have to implement eight European Union directives without delay, as the deadline for their inclusion in the country's legislation has already expired, the TASR reported on February 20. This is according to the so-called Information on the Transposition Deficit and the Schedule for Its Removal that the Government approved at its session on February 20.
According to the Government, the Economy Ministry is the body that is mainly to blame for holding up the process. If Slovakia fails to implement the regulations, it could face a fine of between €750,000-14.5 million, depending on the time period and level of seriousness of the breaches involved. TASR
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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