The governing coalition decided to not establish a temporary post of a minister without portfolio to handle environmental issues as was proposed by Most-Híd party. The decision was made at the Coalition Council session late on Tuesday evening, September 14, the TASR newswire reported.
“This proposal doesn't resolve the situation from the perspective of powers. We've agreed that this power will continue to be applied by the state secretary. The change wouldn't have brought any specific improvement,” said Prime Minister Iveta Radičová to TASR.
She also informed that the name of the new Environment Minister, a Most-Hid nominee, whose formal ministry will be re-established on November 1, has not been brought forward yet.
“Mr Bugár (Most-Híd chairman) will introduce him or her to me first and after that he will inform the Coalition Council,” Radičová said.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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16. Sep 2010 at 10:00