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State Employees Work in Decaying Buildings but also in Lucrative Private Centres.

Bratislava, November 26, 2021 - The greening of public buildings, which has long been encouraged by the European Commission to reduce emissions and energy intensity, has not been implemented. At the same time, more efficient use of public property can contribute to GDP growth. The more than ten-year-old plan of the Slovak government to resolve the premises for state authorities in Bratislava did not work out, the SAO states in the current analysis. The Office also points to the absence of a national real estate management strategy and the uneconomical or inefficient use of the public property.

Due to the lack of systematic renovation of buildings, many of them no longer meet even the minimum standards. Offices, both newly established and those with a long history, make extensive use of rental relationships at variously advantageous and disadvantageous prices. For example, while the state-owned company MH Management or the Slovak Accreditation Agency hired an average of 48 m2 for one employee, 10 m2 is enough for other institutions. MIRRI (Ministry of Investment, Regional Development and Informatization) and NCZI (National Health Information Center) tenants pay prices that do not correspond to the prices in the given locality, and the Statistical Office pays 40% (or  4.5 euros / m2) per month more in the same building than another state organization. PPA (agriculture paying agency) overpays rent by 30%.

 

The full text of the press release about this issue in Slovak language is available here. Use the Google icon in the top bar for automatic translation.