Parliament approves Žitňanská's amendment to Prosecuting Authorities Act

Despite criticism from the opposition, the Office of the General Prosecutor and the Supreme Court, coalition MPs passed an amendment to the Act on Prosecuting Authorities on Thursday, June 2, the TASR newswire reported.

Despite criticism from the opposition, the Office of the General Prosecutor and the Supreme Court, coalition MPs passed an amendment to the Act on Prosecuting Authorities on Thursday, June 2, the TASR newswire reported.

The law change, which was drafted by Justice Minister Lucia Žitňanská but underwent a number of changes in parliament, attracted 76 votes. Despite the changes, the main focus of the amendment – to improve the transparency and openness of the prosecuting authorities by introducing open selection procedures for the appointment of prosecutors and by making the decisions of these authorities public – remains. The final version of the amendment differed from the original draft by narrowing the proposed powers granted to the justice minister related to the selection and disciplining of prosecutors.

With the exception of certain clauses, the amendment is due to take effect as of August 1, providing it is signed by President Ivan Gašparovič.

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.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Jankovská admitted to her relationship with Kočner. She also mentioned Fico

Former state secretary of the Justice Ministry started cooperating with the investigators after months in pre-trial custody for corruption-related crimes.

Monika Jankovská

Pass a Slovak language dictation so you can work with foreigners

The draft migration policy proposal is out. Where does a foreigner find the official, certified list of cultural realities and traditions they are supposed to respect?

Some problems with the Foreigners’ Police continue.

One in five women has experienced violence

The situation is far from satisfactory, said President Čaputová.