Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

BUSINESS IN SHORT

New expropriation law being drafted

THE TRANSPORT Ministry has assigned a team of people with the task of developing a draft law on expropriation of property to speed up the process of the state acquiring private land for highway construction.

THE TRANSPORT Ministry has assigned a team of people with the task of developing a draft law on expropriation of property to speed up the process of the state acquiring private land for highway construction.

“I believe they will find a solution that will not be unconstitutional and at the same time will allow us to accelerate the expropriation of land,” Transport Minister Ján Počiatek stated, as quoted by the SITA newswire. The minister said that in some cases expropriation procedures are necessary to construct the country’s primary infrastructure.

The new cabinet pledged to develop this legislation in its programme statement adopted by parliament after parts of a law passed by parliament in 2007 during Robert Fico’s first term as prime minister were found to be unconstitutional by Slovakia’s Constitutional Court in January 2011. The previous parliament passed an amendment to the 2007 law that took effect on March 1 this year that prohibits the start of highway construction on land until the state has full title to it.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

How rock music helped bring down the totalitarian regime Video

A new film shows that Rock & Roll, forbidden in the Soviet Union, helped to end the Cold War.

Illustrative Stock Photo

Movies under an open sky feel differently than in an air-conditioned cinema Photo

The popularity of outdoor cinemas is increasing in Bratislava

Bažant Kinematograf on the Magio Pláž beach

Peter Sagan announces split with his wife Katarína

The Slovak cycling star who has a young son said “It will be much better this way”.

Peter Sagan marries Katarína, November 2015.

Top 3 news from Last Week in Slovakia Video

Slovakia to buy 14 American fighter jets.

This archive picture from 2014 shows an older model of the F-16 fighter jets.