SUMMARY-Wednesday-September 11, 2019 - 3 p.m.
11. septembra 2019 15:00
BRATISLAVA - Smer-SD slate for the upcoming parliamentary election will not be prepared based on merits, with the specific names not yet being discussed in the party, Vice-premier for Investments and Informatisation Richard Rasi (Smer-SD) said before the Government's meeting on Wednesday.
BRATISLAVA - The national air carrier project is a loss-making project, Transport and Construction Minister Arpad Ersek (Most-Hid) said on the basis of an analysis he ordered, TASR learnt on Wednesday.
BRATISLAVA - Entrepreneur Marian K. (name abbreviated due to legal reasons), who is facing multiple charges including the ordering of journalist Jan Kuciak's murder, has been transferred from Leopoldov (Trnava region) prison to a prison in Nitra, businessman's lawyer Marek Para said, adding that the relocation allegedly took place on Tuesday (September 10) in the evening.
BRATISLAVA - The coalition parties Smer-SD, Slovak National Party (SNS) and Most-Hid will have free hands when voting on the method of election of candidates for Constitutional Court judges, Parliamentary Chair Andrej Danko (SNS) said on Wednesday.
BRATISLAVA - Starting from 2022, disposable beverage containers are to be deposited in Slovakia, based on a bill submitted by the Environment Ministry that was approved by MPs on Wednesday.
BRATISLAVA - Slovakia's military representation abroad should undergo changes that will be required by a reorganisation of forces within NATO, however, according to the proposal to update Slovakia's military representation in bodies and military structures of NATO and the EU approved by the Government on Wednesday, the changes should not affect the number of members of the Slovak Armed Forces outside Slovakia.
BRATISLAVA - The increase in excise tax on tobacco and tobacco products will bring about €101 million to the state budget next year, of which about €95 million from traditional tobacco products and €6 million from smokeless tobacco products, Finance Minister Ladislav Kamenicky (Smer-SD) told a briefing on Wednesday.
BRATISLAVA - Slovakia needs at least a domestic air route between Kosice, Poprad (Presov region) and Bratislava, with this being necessary for us to be able to keep these airports in operation, Parliamentary Chair Andrej Danko (Slovak National Party/SNS) stated in connection with the fact his party failed to push through a national air carrier, TASR learnt on Wednesday.