Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Retailers will have to install information displays about Slovak goods

Igor Matovič, the leader of the opposition party Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) succeeded with a legislative proposal which will oblige retail chains to place large boards on the doors of their outlets displaying information about the share of Slovak-produced goods they sell. The changes were passed by parliament at its February 5 session, the TASR newswire reported.

Igor Matovič, the leader of the opposition party Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) succeeded with a legislative proposal which will oblige retail chains to place large boards on the doors of their outlets displaying information about the share of Slovak-produced goods they sell. The changes were passed by parliament at its February 5 session, the TASR newswire reported.

According to the new rules, every retail chain with an annual turnover exceeding €10 million will have to install such boards and place the information, containing the share of goods from the five main countries of origin, on their websites. Moreover, retailers will have to submit the information to the Agriculture Ministry twice a year.

Zsolt Simon, a former agriculture minister and now an MP for the opposition Most-Híd party, said that the idea was not a bad one, but that it cannot be enforced at the moment due to the fact that Slovak legislation does not define what constitutes a ‘Slovak’ product. For example, it is unclear whether orange juice produced in Slovakia can be described as a Slovak product if the oranges used to make it are imported from abroad, Simon noted.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports

The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Námestie Slobody gets facelift Photo

The architectural tender will gather ideas for the redesign of the biggest square in Bratislava

Námestie Slobody will be redesigned into a kind of living room in the city.

When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Fundamental values explored at Divadelná Nitra 2017

This time round, the Slovak, European and US ensembles at the theatre festival focus on #fundamentals, i.e. basic values and the essence of all things.

Nature Theatre of Oklahoma: Pursuit of Happiness

Foreign rocket engines for North Korea: Why?

For Russia, the path to a weakened China could be through a major nuclear accident in North Korea.