Prime Minister Iveta Radičová on November 15 tasked individual ministries to submit plans for boosting employment as well as preparing analyses concerning drawing available EU funds, the TASR newswire reported.
The ministries should also suggest ways in which any unused money could be reallocated to two key priorities – motorway construction and job creation. The deadline for ministers to submit ideas is the end of November, said Radičová after holding a series of working meeting with most of her ministers throughout the day.
"I'm worried about the situation in Slovakia and about slumps in employment rate in particular," the premier said in describing the reasons for holding the talks, as quoted by TASR.
The Transport Ministry has been tasked to prepare projects to expedite construction of public infrastructure while the Economy Ministry is expected to finalise ongoing talks with foreign investors. The Labour Ministry, on the other hand, is set to launch projects designed to enable long-term unemployed to get jobs.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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16. Nov 2010 at 10:00