Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Parliament rejects Lipšic's proposal to introduce direct elections for general prosecutor post

Slovakia's general prosecutor will not be elected by the public in a manner similar to the president, after parliament on May 30 rejected a proposal submitted by independent MP Daniel Lipšic (founder of the New Majority (NOVA) party) to amend the respective constitutional law. Lipšic submitted the motion in order to resolve the long-running vacancy at the head of the General Prosecutor's Office.

Slovakia's general prosecutor will not be elected by the public in a manner similar to the president, after parliament on May 30 rejected a proposal submitted by independent MP Daniel Lipšic (founder of the New Majority (NOVA) party) to amend the respective constitutional law. Lipšic submitted the motion in order to resolve the long-running vacancy at the head of the General Prosecutor's Office.

"The proposed piece of legislation reflects on the non-standard situation in the Slovak legal system caused by a long-running unwillingness on the part of the Slovak president to appoint a lawfully elected candidate for general prosecutor to office," read material attached to the proposed amendment, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

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

Employee of the ministry’s agency accused of corruption

If found guilty, the employee of the Agricultural Paying Agency may spend up to eight years in prison for taking a bribe.

Sagan wins first race of 2017 Video

The Slovak cyclist triumphed at the second race of the Belgian classics.

Peter Sagan

Queues rigged at foreigners’ police, say clients

Not our problem, say police, who blame ‘cultural specifics’ and ‘habits’ of foreigners.

Queue in front of the foreigners' police department in Bratislava.

Legendary Luna bar to reopen Photo

The programme in the bar will focus on retro and oldies.

Luna Bar in the Kyjev Hotel