Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Italians to help Slovakia with the law on unlawful assets

Slovakia’s Justice Ministry (MS SR) will prepare a new law with measures against assets acquired from wrongful sources, in cooperation with Italy. The preparation of such a law and experiences with its practical application were on the programme of discussion between representatives of the Italian justice ministry and the State Secretary of MS SR, Anna Vitteková, the SITA newswire reported.

Slovakia’s Justice Ministry (MS SR) will prepare a new law with measures against assets acquired from wrongful sources, in cooperation with Italy. The preparation of such a law and experiences with its practical application were on the programme of discussion between representatives of the Italian justice ministry and the State Secretary of MS SR, Anna Vitteková, the SITA newswire reported.

Justice Minister Harabin had asked his Italian counterpart for help with the law at the beginning of 2009.

The Italian law relates to the assets of people connected with the mafia. Confiscation of the assets is an administrative sanction, and therefore it is not subject to the presumption of innocence or the ban of retroactivity. It also doesn’t violate ownership rights, which was confirmed by the European Court for Human Rights which ruled that the ownership right can be suppressed for the sake of public interest, SITA reported.

Based on its law, courts in Italy have confiscated €60 million between 2005 and 2008.

Compiled by Michaela Stanková from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

PM Fico wants Education Minister’s resignation

Education Minister Peter Plavčan has refused to leave, the Prime Minister demanding his resignation.

Education Minister Peter Plavčan

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

Southern Slovakia will face heat again

The first-level warning is issued for the 16th and 17th.

Interior minister will not be prosecuted for corruption

The prosecutor’s office does not find his business with tax fraud suspect suspicious.

Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák