SUMMARY-Wednesday-October 9, 2019 - 10 p.m.
9. októbra 2019 22:00
BRATISLAVA - The contractor for the Bratislava zero bypass, the D4 motorway and the R7 expressway, is doing whatever it wants, the opposition OLaNO party said in response to a statement by D4R7 Construction on Wednesday that, according to in-depth tests, unallowed materials discovered on a D4-motorway section under construction aren't harmful to the environment or human health, TASR learnt on Wednesday.
BRATISLAVA - A five-member commission set up from members of the Judicial Council will invite to a non-public meeting next Monday (October 14) the judges who reportedly had their phones seized by the National Crime Agency (NAKA) at the end of August, although their participation won't be mandatory, said Judicial Council Chair Lenka Prazenkova and chair of the newly established commission and judge Marcela Kosova at a press conference on Wednesday.
BRATISLAVA - I've received 4,754 motions and suggestions during my term of office, Ombudswoman Maria Patakyova stated at a press conference on Wednesday, adding that her lawyers from the Ombudsman's Office have handled 4,504 of them.
BRATISLAVA - It still hasn't been decided on the necessity to take or keep the unallowed material in the embankments of the future D4 motorway, Transport and Construction Ministry told TASR on Wednesday.
BRATISLAVA - The biggest challenge for the European Union in the coming period is the cooperation of member countries across generations on a project that has secured peace for 70 years, Foreign and European Affairs Ministry state secretary Frantisek Ruzicka stated at the National Convention on the EU that was held at University of Economics in Bratislava on Wednesday.
BRATISLAVA - The space for approving defence cooperation with the USA is narrowing rather than expanding as the parliamentary election approaches, said Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak (a Smer-SD nominee) following Wednesday's Government session, adding that he considers this to be a mistake.
BRATISLAVA - Employers' representatives discussed with Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini (Smer-SD) mainly the minimum wage and related bonuses on Wednesday afternoon, TASR learnt from Association of Employers Unions (AZZZ) vice-chair Rastislav Machunka and Republican Union of Employers (RUZ) President Miroslav Kiralvarga.