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Hygienists actively helped to manage the pandemic, often substituted the activities of other institutions

The more than a year-long pandemic caused by COVID-19 revealed several risks in functioning of the state's crisis institutions. The  epidemiologists, employees of public health authorities...

ECA: EU must accelerate the deployment of charging infrastructure to promote breakthrough in electro-mobility

The EU is still a long way from reaching its Green Deal target of 1 million charging points by 2025, and it lacks an overall strategic roadmap for electro-mobility, according to a new report by...

The state neglects the constitutional obligations concerning mineral wealth protection

Bratislava, April 9, 2021 - Legislative protection of mineral wealth is insufficient. The Slovak Republic, as its owner, does not care to get the most out of mining fees, such as gold or silver....

The best controller is a single citizen, so he should understand the basic objectives of the budget

Bratislava, April 1, 2021 - The state budget, the final account or the annual report on the state's economy should be more understandable and clear for ordinary people. The SAO recommends to the...

ECA: Differing approaches to customs controls affect EU revenue

Customs controls are still insufficiently harmonised across Member States to properly safeguard the EU’s financial interests, according to a new report by the European Court of Auditors (ECA)....

Plastic waste is becoming a significant environmental burden for every region of Slovakia

Bratislava, March 26th, 2021 - In Slovakia, responsibility for waste has been transferred to producers due to a change in legislation. However, the system is not transparent and efficient enough....

The differences among the regions are constantly increasing, despite of the country's positive economic growth

Bratislava, March 19, 2021 - State support through a regional contribution to the least developed districts does not help. The process of developing and approving projects is not transparent, on...

Dangerous landfills threaten human health and the Union can significantly sanction Slovakia as a result

Bratislava, March 12, 2021 - In Slovakia, twice as much landfill is compared to the European average and the State does not have an effective system of control over the individual landfills´...

ECA: Audit preview - Air passenger rights during the COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 outbreak brought major travel disruption, leading to the cancellation of around 70 % of all flights and a collapse in new bookings. Many passengers had their flights cancelled by...

Flood protection projects must be based on economical use of public funds principle

Bratislava, February 26, 2021 - Slovakia belongs to the regions with high risk of floods. According to OECD data, the threat to the population and their property is the second highest in Europe....