Čaputová signs disputed nature protection law

Activists prepare a lawsuit against the law at the European Court of Justice.

President Zuzana ČaputováPresident Zuzana Čaputová (Source: SITA)

Zuzana Čaputová has signed a bill on nature protection into law last week, despite protests from environmental activists. While she says the pluses outweigh the negatives of the law, activists plan to turn to the European court.

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"The amended law as a whole increases the standards of nature protection," the president's spokesperson Martin Strižinec told the TASR newswire, adding that it also meets Slovakia's environmental policy strategy by 2030.

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The president considers the passing of this amendment just one step. "It is clear today that if we want to protect our country and our forests more efficiently, further steps and measures will need to follow," he said.

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