Slovakia’s Parliament resumes its 42nd plenary session

Slovak lawmakers have resumed their 42nd plenary session on Tuesday, October 27 dealing with an agenda that includes a revision to the law on narcotic and psychotropic drugs and substances, the SITA newswire wrote.

Slovak lawmakers have resumed their 42nd plenary session on Tuesday, October 27 dealing with an agenda that includes a revision to the law on narcotic and psychotropic drugs and substances, the SITA newswire wrote.

Health Minister Richard Raši is suggesting that the drug ketamine be included in the second group of narcotic drugs beginning in December. The ministry says there has been reported abuse of the drug as well as surging consumption of ketamine. The parliament is scheduled to vote on the legislation on October 27.

The MPs are also devoting attention to three pieces of legislation tailored by Defence Minister Jaroslav Baška, SITA wrote. In the draft amendment to the Act on State Service of Professional Soldiers of Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic, the minister has proposed tighter rules for members of the armed forces.

The lawmakers are also expected to vote on legislation previously debated on October 23, including several drafts proposed by Deputy Prime Minister Dušan Čaplovič. SITA

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

Top stories

News digest: Most positive cases last week were Delta, ministry redesigns measures

The third wave will concern the vaccinated more than it could have. Police Corps president in hot water over protests. Demänovská Jaskyňa Slobody cave was discovered 100 years ago on this day.


11 h
Police Corps President Peter Kovařík

People do not want to get used to what happened in Bratislava last week, says Šeliga

Police Corps President Peter Kovařík is losing the trust of the coalition partners.


18 h
The lottery, introduced by the Finance Ministry led by Igor Matovič, should motivate people to get vaccinated against Covid.

Registration for vaccination lottery is open

People will be able to win up to €100,000 in weekly drawings.


2. aug
The skyline of Bratislava

Bratislava struggles with non-development

Tibor Lörincz from Tatra Banka takes a closer look at the particular problem Bratislava is facing when it comes to real estate development.


17 h