Prosecutor’s office will publish dates of disciplinary proceedings

PEOPLE will now be able to learn about the dates of disciplinary commission meetings as they will be published on the website of the Office of the General Prosecutor. Deputy General Prosecutor René Vanek made the decision after the Sme daily reported in its October 7 issue that it is nearly impossible for ordinary people to exercise their right to attend the sessions because they are not published.

PEOPLE will now be able to learn about the dates of disciplinary commission meetings as they will be published on the website of the Office of the General Prosecutor. Deputy General Prosecutor René Vanek made the decision after the Sme daily reported in its October 7 issue that it is nearly impossible for ordinary people to exercise their right to attend the sessions because they are not published.

The Office of the General Prosecutor will change this practice even though it said last week that it cannot interfere in the activities of the disciplinary committees, as they are independent from the law. Yet, the same law stipulates that the sessions are public, Sme wrote.

The daily also pointed to this practice in connection with the disciplinary proceeding held against Dobroslav Trnka for the dubious transfer of the Glance House real estate development in Bernolákovo, a municipality near Bratislava.

The Office of the General Prosecutor will also publish the valid rulings of the committees. Though they used to be published in the past, they were automatically deleted after three months, the SITA newswire wrote.

“Based on the new decision the settings of the system will change and these rulings will be published until the moment of their erasure,” Predajňová told SITA.

The prosecutor’s office has meanwhile published the first three rulings. Yet, it is not possible to identify the prosecutors they relate to since they are anonymous. The day on which the proceeding against Trnka will take place has not been published yet, Sme wrote.

Source: Sme, SITA

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