May 19, 2013.
According to the amendment to the Act on Reporting Citizens Residencies approved by Slovak Parliament on May 16, all Slovak citizens and foreign citizens resident in Slovakia will be obliged to declare to the state authorities prior to their departure any absence longer than 90 days. Anyone who fails to notify the authorities will be guilty of an offense and may face a penalty. The amendment will enter into force on July 1, 2013.
May 16, 2013.
The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic is preparing the change to the mechanism of statement formulation to EU legislation. This reform aims at evaluating the existing procedures and amending the cooperation among ministries and Parliament. The current mechanism has been in force for nine years and was updated for the last time in 2007.
Transparency International: Police, Judiciary and President belong to the weakest Institutions in the fight against corruptionFebruary 28, 2012.
While Slovakia has a standard legal framework to support integrity, implementation is lacking. The Police Force, Judiciary, President, and Public Procurement Office have scored the lowest and are thus considered to be the weakest institutions in Slovakia.
January 25, 2011.
The economic freedom in Slovakia worsened last year, the 2011 Index of Economic Freedom released by the Heritage Foundation says. Slovakia dropped two spots from last year while its overall score has decreased by 0.2 point, mainly as a result of declines in freedom from corruption and property rights. A year ago the country gained 0.3 points.