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Gašparovič okays interim supervision of Financial Administration

An emergency team will be established up to supervise Slovakia’s Financial Administration, which manages the tax and customs systems, starting from March 10, the day of the general election, until a new government is formed, according to a law signed by President Ivan Gašparovič on Tuesday, March 6.

An emergency team will be established up to supervise Slovakia’s Financial Administration, which manages the tax and customs systems, starting from March 10, the day of the general election, until a new government is formed, according to a law signed by President Ivan Gašparovič on Tuesday, March 6.

The team’s staff will comprise five members of the parliamentary finance and budget committee: Jozef Kollár (Freedom and Solidarity (SaS)), Ondrej Matej (Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ)), Anton Marcinčin (Christian Democratic Movement (KDH)), Ján Počiatek (Smer) and Ivan Švejna (Most-Híd).

Gašparovič signed the law despite certain reservations. "I’m especially uncomfortable with the fact that neither the monitoring committee nor I will have the power [to impose] sanctions," said Gašparovič, as quoted by the TASR newswire. The Financial Administration has been in serious difficulties over recent weeks due to the malfunctioning of its new information system. This has led to several sackings, including of its general director Igor Krnáč and the head of its Competence Centre Miroslav Mikulčík.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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