MPs to postpone holiday

The Slovak Parliament will not end its session on Friday, July 8, as originally scheduled. In a meeting Wednesday evening, it was agreed that the Coalition Council's agenda was more important than the individual holiday plans of MPs.

The Slovak Parliament will not end its session on Friday, July 8, as originally scheduled. In a meeting Wednesday evening, it was agreed that the Coalition Council's agenda was more important than the individual holiday plans of MPs.

"The agenda contains important government draft laws, crucial for the preparation of the state budget and, therefore, it is of utmost importance that parliament deals with them in a timely manner," Prime Minister Iveta Radičová said following the Wednesday Coalition Council meeting, as quoted by the SITA newswire. The prime minister said that the change in the schedule was worked out amicably as deputies made the decision on their own. "It is their obligation," Radičová said. She listed, among the most important points on the current agenda, the amendment of the law on bankruptcy, the draft of the unified collection of taxes, customs duties and payroll levies and a pair of bills by the Environment Ministry through which European directives are to be applied. Regarding the European directives, Radičová emphasised that if Slovakia does not approve the EU legislation, it could face fines of up to €750,000.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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