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Slovak parliament to reconvene on September 6

After a summer recess of nearly two months, the Slovak Parliament returns to work on September 6 as Speaker of Parliament Richard Sulík will convene the 22nd parliamentary session of this election term on that date, the SITA newsier reported.

After a summer recess of nearly two months, the Slovak Parliament returns to work on September 6 as Speaker of Parliament Richard Sulík will convene the 22nd parliamentary session of this election term on that date, the SITA newsier reported.

The preliminary agenda has 96 issues, including the cabinet's proposal to cancel the license fees residents pay for public service media and their replacement by a subsidy from the state budget as a set percentage of GDP and the Justice Ministry’s proposal to separate the functions of the chairman of the Judicial Council and president of the Supreme Court.

Parliament will also elect a new director of the National Security Bureau (NBÚ), SITA wrote. The ruling coalition will support the nomination of Kamil Krnáč (from SaS) for the post.

Parliament will also consider changing the statute of the Nation's Memory Institute (ÚPN) according to a draft law to replace the current legislation that dates back to 2002. The Deputy Prime Minister for Human Rights, Rudolf Chmel, presented the draft in the parliament which will have a new position of ÚPN director to replace the current post of the head of the board of trustees, currently held by historian Ivan Petranský, a nominee of the Slovak National Party (SNS). The cabinet is to propose the first candidate for the ÚPN director by January 15, 2012 at the latest.

Source: SITA

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