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Constitutional Court puts off its verdict on Bill on Origin of Assets

The Constitutional Court has not yet arrived at a verdict on the constitutional compliance of a politically sensitive law which would require public officials to document the origin of their personal wealth. “We stress that there has not been any decision made yet in a secret ballot of the Constitutional Court plenum," the Court said in a press release. The Constitutional Court said that a plenum of all its judges had decided to adjourn the announcement of the verdict at the request of the Speaker of Parliament, Pavol Paška, who is a participant in the court proceedings.

The Constitutional Court has not yet arrived at a verdict on the constitutional compliance of a politically sensitive law which would require public officials to document the origin of their personal wealth. “We stress that there has not been any decision made yet in a secret ballot of the Constitutional Court plenum," the Court said in a press release. The Constitutional Court said that a plenum of all its judges had decided to adjourn the announcement of the verdict at the request of the Speaker of Parliament, Pavol Paška, who is a participant in the court proceedings.

The court had been expected to announce its verdict on Wednesday, July 3. However, a letter from Paška was delivered to the court on Wednesday explaining that he wanted to be personally present when the court issues its verdict but he could not attend due to an ongoing parliamentary session. The court’s plenum accepted this request and set a new date for announcing the verdict of September 3, at about 10:00. The law, which would punish those who could not explain how they acquired their personal wealth, was supported by Robert Fico while still in opposition. However, neither of his two current coalition partners, the HZDS and the SNS, agreed with the law. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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