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Rafaj: Coalition MPs to draw up amendments on ÚPN

Slovak National Party (SNS) MP Rafael Rafaj said on June 5 that a group of representatives from the three coalition parties was drafting a set of amendments to the law governing the Nation's Memory Institute (ÚPN) to be submitted to Parliament in the autumn.

Slovak National Party (SNS) MP Rafael Rafaj said on June 5 that a group of representatives from the three coalition parties was drafting a set of amendments to the law governing the Nation's Memory Institute (ÚPN) to be submitted to Parliament in the autumn.

The ÚPN was established to archive and document the wartime and communist periods in Slovakia.

"We've submitted our working draft for review and comments by our coalition partners," said Rafaj, adding that he would not disclose its contents until agreements have been reached on its wording.

The current law has a great number of mistakes, he said, and amendments are deemed necessary even by ÚPN employees. Rafael said that SNS would try to amend the law in a way that will satisfy everyone.

But opposition SDKÚ lawmaker Peter Miššík disagrees that the law needs to be changed.

[The SNS recently withdrew a proposal to scrap the ÚPN altogether after it failed to muster sufficient support from the other coalition parties. - ed. note]. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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