Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Slovakia to amend EIA law following EC reservations

The Environment Ministry is preparing an amendment to the law on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) that should respond to reservations set out recently by the European Commission (EC), the ministry press department told the TASR newswire on Thursday, February 17.

The Environment Ministry is preparing an amendment to the law on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) that should respond to reservations set out recently by the European Commission (EC), the ministry press department told the TASR newswire on Thursday, February 17.

"The amendment is undergoing complicated legislative proceedings," the ministry said. The bill has been submitted for interdepartmental review until February 18. It should then be put before the government in April.

The European Commission called on Slovakia on Wednesday to harmonise its legislation concerning the EIA with EU legislation. According to the EC, there are a number of shortcomings in Slovakia's current laws. If the EC does not receive a satisfactory answer a case may be brought before the European Court of Justice.

Source: TASR

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

General Prosecutor filed a motion for the dissolution of ĽSNS

The Slovak Supreme Court received a motion to dissolve the extreme right ĽSNS party founded and led by Marian Kotleba.

Jaromír Čižnár

Russian spies allegedly recruit also Slovaks

They are using martial art clubs in Germany and dozens more in other EU states, in the Western Balkans, and in North America.

Illustrative stock photo

EC scrutinises state aid for Jaguar Photo

There is a question whether the scrutiny may impact the carmaker’s plans to invest in Slovakia.

The construction site of a brand new plant of Jaguar Land Rover near Nitra.

GLOBSEC forum will host guests from 70 countries

The 12th year of the conference will be attended by the highest number of participants in its history.

Slovak President Andrej Kiska gives the opening speech of The Globsec 2016 security conference.