Regional development responsibilities to be under the Transport Ministry

Agriculture Minister Zsolt Simon from Most-Híd party and Transport Minister Ján Figeľ from the Christian Democratic Movement agreed on Thursday, August 12 how to divide up responsibilities for the regional development agenda, the TASR newswire reported.

Agriculture Minister Zsolt Simon from Most-Híd party and Transport Minister Ján Figeľ from the Christian Democratic Movement agreed on Thursday, August 12 how to divide up responsibilities for the regional development agenda, the TASR newswire reported.

“The current powers of the Agriculture Ministry will remain as they are stipulated by the current Competencies Act. The powers of the Transport Ministry will be broadened by the co-ordination of the regional development policies,” Agriculture Ministry spokesperson Katarína Ďurica told the TASR newswire.

The Transport Ministry is due to be given more powers in a few months, as of November 1, 2010. These should include, for example, the spheres of regional development, tourism and the co-ordination of EU funds.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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