Slovak government programme finally approved by parliament

Slovakia’s parliament on Tuesday, August 10, approved the programme of the new government, at the same time expressing confidence in the administration of Iveta Radičová (Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ)). On the fifth day of the parliamentary session held to discuss the programme, 79 out of the 145 MPs present voted in favour, while 66 voted against. As expected, all the coalition MPs present supported the document, while both opposition parties voted against it, the TASR newswire wrote.

Slovakia’s parliament on Tuesday, August 10, approved the programme of the new government, at the same time expressing confidence in the administration of Iveta Radičová (Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ)). On the fifth day of the parliamentary session held to discuss the programme, 79 out of the 145 MPs present voted in favour, while 66 voted against. As expected, all the coalition MPs present supported the document, while both opposition parties voted against it, the TASR newswire wrote.

The debate was cut short after several MPs waived their right to speak in order to speed up the process. Speaker of Parliament Richard Sulík opened the fourth parliamentary session later the same day. At the fourth session, MPs are due to deal with a constitutional amendment which would restrict MPs’ and judges’ immunity from prosecution, an amendment to the Competency Act that will re-establish the Environment Ministry, and framework agreements on the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) and financial assistance for Greece.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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