First Labour Ministry ‘social company’ dissolved

The European Commission is in the process of inspecting the Slovak ‘social companies’ that have been founded by the Slovak Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs in order to employ people laid off during the crisis. The EC says it will focus on the transparency of the process and the way that money from EU funds has been allocated and used.

The European Commission is in the process of inspecting the Slovak ‘social companies’ that have been founded by the Slovak Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs in order to employ people laid off during the crisis. The EC says it will focus on the transparency of the process and the way that money from EU funds has been allocated and used.

Eight social companies are slated for inspection; and in two of them - in Bardejov and Revúca - the inspection has already been completed. According to the Sme daily and the aktualne.sk news website, one of these has already been dissolved. They reported that the commission had found grave faults in handling money and in management of the social companies already inspected. The head of the Slovak Governance Institute, Miroslav Beblavý, said that the inspection will probably find further fundamental failings across the entire ministry project. Because of this, the SGI has asked Prime Minister Robert Fico to recall Labour Minister Viera Tomanová. “She personally nurtured this project and promoted it while ignoring all the warnings about risks, and she made no timely corrective measures,” Sme quoted Beblavý as saying.

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

A paraglider flies over a valley from the Martinské hole mountains.

The Slovak region compared to Tuscany is a big unknown

Set out on a trip to the Turiec region with a new Spectacular Slovakia podcast series.


17. jún

News digest: Slovak-Hungarian relationship has never been as good as now, Hungarian MFA says

Health Ministry fears spread of Delta strain from football match in Budapest. Hungarian Foreign Affairs Minister refutes claims of a negative relationship with his Slovak counterpart. Read more in today's digest.


18. jún
Child-initiated play is a style of play where children choose how, where, and what they wish to play with.

Blog: Play is the child’s work

Learning through child-initiated play.


18. jún
Illustrative stock photo

Law change makes cannabidiol legal

CBD allowed in cosmetics, but off the menu for food products.


18. jún