Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Range of foreigners eligible for long-term residence could be widened

The range of citizens of non-EU countries who will – after fulfilling all due conditions – be eligible for long-term residence should be widened after May 2013 to include people who are granted asylum or additional protection. This stems from an amendment to the law on stays by foreigners that was sent to its second reading in parliament on Thursday, January 31.

The range of citizens of non-EU countries who will – after fulfilling all due conditions – be eligible for long-term residence should be widened after May 2013 to include people who are granted asylum or additional protection. This stems from an amendment to the law on stays by foreigners that was sent to its second reading in parliament on Thursday, January 31.

The Interior Ministry said, as quoted by the TASR newswire, that the amendment includes requirements implied from practice; e.g. granting and renewing temporary stays with the intent of doing business, or the temporary stay of Slovaks abroad – with almost all of the administrative duties connected with them being cancelled. The changes also involve assisted voluntary return, the duty to report foreigners’ whereabouts and various legal entities, as well as issuing documents confirming the stay.

The government also proposed amending the law on asylum: this would change the reasons for the asylum to expire or end, and for asylum proceedings to be halted; and the institute of additional protection would change. In the law on the Police Corps, a change in taking the identity of foreigners and an amendment of powers and authorisations when guarding borders are proposed. Within the process of gradually building up of an Integrated System of Controlling Outer Borders, the merger of the of the border and alien police services has been proposed, TASR wrote.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Kiska stays away from parliamentary politics

President Kiska has dispersed all questions surrounding his future in politics before Easter, when he announced he was not planning to run for parliament.

Andrej Kiska does not want to walk down the path of party politics.

Danko’s office opens MPs’ letters

OĽaNO wants Danko to step down as parliament’s speaker after what they call an unprecedented measure.

Igor Matovič (l) and Ján Budaj (r)

Train travel to Košice via south to return

The Transport Ministry will restore the operation of fast trains on the southern route as of June.

Government ignores anticorruption demands Photo

Protesters gave the government two weeks to fulfil their demands.