The government discussed various legislative changes: see what they have praised



"Tumor diseases are the second most common cause of death in the Slovak Republic, and the incidence of new cancers is steadily increasing in the Slovak Republic, with a slight decrease in mortality only being observed for some cancer diseases." explains the Ministry of Health.

The National Cancer Program is aimed at reducing the number of new cases of cancer (incidence) and death (mortality) and improving the quality of life of cancer patients. They talk about prevention, population screening, early diagnosis, early and optimal treatment, supportive care, follow-up after treatment, palliative care and end-of-life care.


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"By adopting and implementing the plan, the Slovak Republic will have a comprehensive program for preventive activities, cancer control and cancer mortality, which by 2020 will be comparable to activities in other EU countries." explains the Ministry of Health. The program also promises that the Slovak population will have a better health awareness, more health care, sufficient knowledge about health promotion, cancer prevention and better access to their early detection through screening programs. Action plans with specific activities, stakeholders and a proposal for financial consequences for their safety must be submitted by the Ministry at the end of 2018.

Doctors could only store medical records electronically

Doctors could now only perform medical patient records via the National Health Information System (NIS). This is one of the changes that caregivers have to make to the amendment to the NISI law of the Ministry of Health.

"However, nothing will prevent it from being taken on paper on the basis of its decision." Structured patient data on patients contribute to increasing the safety of the patient's treatment, " said a spokesperson for the National Center for Health Information (NCZI), Boris Chmel. The draft amendment, which amends other legal standards, is currently in the interministerial comment procedure.

It must, among other things, allow new data access to health data in the electronic medical record. These include, for example, doctors or dissectors. It also modifies the permission to access data in the electronic medical record or the method for restoring an electronic medical record. There is also a process for issuing the electronic card from a healthcare provider. The NCTS must issue them automatically on the basis of a registration for medical staff. The goal is to prevent healthcare professionals from applying for a license.

The draft amendment also addresses the increased protection of sensitive data, as well as the widening of data entry, for example the indication of the person's suicidal tendencies and his tendency to aggression, and can only be written by a doctor with the appropriate specialization. The amendment also deals with the so-called multiple electronic rules, which should also apply in the event of a change in the health insurance company. Also a new reimbursement system for medical care based on issue files. The old process of sending medical prescriptions, vouchers and invoices to a health insurer must be canceled. Similarly, a new form of reimbursement is proposed for general ambulatory care, which will be applicable from 2020 onwards.

The changes were prepared by the ministry in collaboration with NACIs based on the requirements of health care providers with the aim of supporting and expanding electronics in health care. "Until the legislative process is complete, it is not possible to confirm what will eventually be approved and what is not," Chmel added. The amendment of the law must enter into force on 31 December 2018 in the event of a favorable opinion from the government, parliament and the president. Some changes will take effect later.

The landfill payments will increase, depending on the stage of settlement

The amount that municipalities have to pay for the landfilling of mixed waste depends on the level of collection since January. It will also gradually increase over the next three years. This follows from the amendment to the law on waste rights, which was approved by the government on Wednesday. The law on waste must also be amended. The purpose of the changes is to eliminate the problems that have arisen from the practice.

From next year, the fee for storing the tons of waste at the landfill will be differentiated into seven classes, depending on the level of sorting waste. At less than 10% the levy is € 17 per ton in 2019, € 26 per tonne a year later and € 20 more per year in 2021. For more than 60 percent, a levy of € 7 will be charged in 2019, one year later € 8, and another € 11 per year. At the moment the compensation is on average six euros.

"We are taking the fight against landfill seriously, so we have prepared a new legislation aimed at significantly reducing the landfilling of waste at landfills – in a simple way, by increasing the rates for every tonne of municipal waste that is deposited in landfills. deposited " the environmental minister László Sólymos (Most-Híd) said about the law.

According to Eurostat data from 2016, Slovakia is among the Member States with the lowest proportion of recycled or composted household waste (around 23%). Most municipal waste is deposited in Slovakia (66%). In order to meet the EU's recycling targets, Slovakia must reduce its contribution by 20% by 2035 and by 2040 by less than 10%. In addition, Slovakia needs to increase waste recycling. By 2025, it should recycle 55 percent of urban waste, by 2030 it should be 60 percent.

According to the Ministry, the amendment of the Waste Act is intended to improve the separate collection of household waste from packaging, to tighten the rules for waste processing and to reduce the administrative burden for small composting companies. The intention is also to implement a European Ship Recycling Regulation and to introduce clear rules for the suspicion of illegal cross-border transport of used batteries and accumulators.

The law that has been suspended from the consumer contract is not enforceable

Slovakia introduces a special regulation on the application of the rights and obligations of barred consumer contracts. The amendment of the trade law with this content was approved by the government on Wednesday. The Ministry of Justice proposes in its amendment that the right to a consumer contract can not be enforced or enforced. Allowing the possibility to change the content of consumers' rights to a consumer contract, to replace this right with a new right or to restore its enforceability on the basis of a legal act of the debtor depends on the knowledge of the debtor of the consumer's right to a consumer contract.

The amendment is a response to the finding of the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic of 7 February this year, in which the US ruled on the unconstitutionality of the previous regulation in the Consumer Protection Act. By declaring the adoption in the set of laws, the provision that consumers in consumer relationships should receive protection with regard to unfair supplier practices in the application of their prescriptive claims has become ineffective.

In the case of rights arising from legal relationships between consumers, the Ministry is entitled to reach the position of natural bonds after the expiry of the limitation period. Given the state of the market economy and the dynamics of the consumer environment, there are no relevant reasons to protect and enforce the enforcement and enforcement of the consumer agreement in the case of silent rights.

The adjustment does not automatically mean that the debtor is automatically exempted from the obligation, but he must create room to not be obliged to pay a debt for which a significant period has expired, which could weaken his position. It must be a sufficient incentive for creditors to claim their rights arising from the consumer relationship as quickly as possible.

For the sake of legal certainty, transitional provisions are also proposed, on the basis of which the proposed legislation will not be applied in procedures for the recovery of consumer contracts which have commenced before the entry into force of this Act. The ministry has proposed the effectiveness of the legislation from the date of the bill, in view of the consequences of the aforementioned decision of the administrative court and the general interest in protecting the legal relationships of consumers.

Municipal elections will cost nearly nine million euros

The municipal elections in November will cost 8,890,458 euros. The budget of the Ministry of the Interior amounts to EUR 7,465,708, with the budget of the Bureau of Statistics (SO) EUR 1,424,750. Counts the schedule of organizational and technical security for elections for municipal authorities, which was approved by the government on Wednesday. The election will take place on Saturday 10 November 2018.

Internal Revenue Funds will be used for the remuneration of members and recorders of electoral commissions, for the printing of ballot papers, information material and election forms. The money will be earmarked for the election commissions, to equip the polling stations or to protect public order on the election day. The results of the elections must be guaranteed by the statement of objections.

Elections for municipalities of municipalities take place on November 10, 2018. The voting rights of local government agencies have a resident of the municipality who resides there permanently. Citizens can also opt for election. General or local parliamentarians can be elected as residents of permanent residence and must be at least 18 years old. A higher age, ie 25 years, is required of candidates for mayors and mayors.

The choice is one-sided. Members of the Council are elected candidates who obtain the most valid votes in the constituency. For the mayor or mayor, the candidate who receives the most valid votes is chosen. In the case of equality, there are new elections by law.

The conditions for calculating the salaries of mayors will change

The salaries of mayors and mayors are waiting for change. On the basis of the Law of the National Council of the Slovak Republic on the Rules of Procedure of the National Council of the Slovak Republic, the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Family has been the central authority for industrial relations and legal relations of elected officials of territorial self-governing bodies submitted a proposal from a group of parliamentarians to the government, status and salary of mayors of municipalities and mayors of cities. Today the government approved the draft amendment. According to this report, according to this report, the purpose of the bill is to increase the coefficients for calculating the basic salary of mayors, depending on the number of inhabitants of the municipality, to the level that applies until 31 May 2011, the ceiling for the optional increase in the basic salary of mayors of 70% to reduce 60%, as well as the recovery of the graduated claim of mayors on severance pay.


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Current legislation regulating the salary of mayors is the result of an anti-crisis measure starting on 1 June 2011, when it was necessary to prevent the disproportionate indebtedness of municipalities by reducing the costs of self-government through the system of salary reduction and abolition of the redundancy scheme. As the Ministry of Labor says in its opinion, it can be said at the moment that the Slovak Republic has successfully overcome the crisis period from 2009 to 2013. "There are not only indications of macroeconomic indicators in recent years, but also positive macroeconomic forecasts for the coming years, which is why there is scope to end the ongoing anti-crisis measures, including the revaluation of the salaries of mayors and mayors , " said the ministry.

It has been proposed by the deputies to increase the current multiples by setting the amount of the basic salary of mayors, depending on the number of inhabitants of the municipality or city by about ten percent. It is also proposed to limit the possibility of an optional increase in basic salary by a decision of the General Council from the current 70 percent to 60 percent. An amendment to the law would also introduce a graduated entitlement to a severance payment, depending on the duration of the mayor's tenure.

The Ministry of Labor proposes to amend the law to put the rules into effect until 30 October 2018 for the mayor's office on 1 November 2018, until the expiry of his term of office. "Given that there is only a very short period between the proposed efficiency of the law (1 November 2018) and the nearest elections to the municipal authorities (10 November 2018), following the proposed changes to the calculation and determination of salaries of mayors, so that the new pay arrangement only applies to the mayors who hold the next elections to avoid possible difficulties and complications in the application of the law, when a general council must be called up at the last moment to determine the salary in compliance with the new law This would not apply to the proposed changes in the calculation of severance pay – these would also apply to current (outgoing) mayors, " said the ministry.

The government agrees with an amendment that seeks to establish the boundaries of the parties for the number of members

The government agrees with the draft amendment of the law on political parties, setting limits on the number of members. She decided at the Wednesday meeting. According to a parliamentary proposal from a coalition party led by the CIS, the executive body of the political party should have at least nine members. The participation of the parties in the elections to the National Council (NR) of the Slovak Republic and the European Parliament (EP) should be made conditional on a minimum number of members or a minimum number of members of the highest political party.

The amendment should also prevent parties from buying, setting a moratorium to change the name of the entity and adjusting the handling of financial gifts. According to the petitioners, the proposal has no impact on the establishment of political parties. The attendance of the party therefore does not create the minimum number of members. "With the exception of the legal authority of a political party, each organ of the party must have at least three members and an executive body of a political party of at least nine members," is written in the draft amendment of the law. The clear and understandable composition of political party organs will enable members to have strict control over their activities. The amendment must also change the records of party members.

The legal norm is to introduce a requirement for the content of the candidate lists for elections to the National Council and the EP. The Charter also contains a list of members of the highest political party organ of at least five times the members of the executive organ of the party. Since the minimum number of members of the executive organ of the party is nine, at least 45 members of the highest party body must be able to prove it. Instead of a list of members of the highest political party body, a list of members of a political party equal to at least twice the number of candidates on the candidate list could be included in the list.

The amendment also introduces measures to prevent the purchase of political parties, and introduces a moratorium whereby the parties can not change their name. MEPs recall that in the past just before the party elections the name changed what caused chaos. The amendment also aims to change the way of dealing with financial gifts that are embedded in a transparent law in violation of the law in an election campaign. It also speaks of distance to an unwanted gift.

According to the proposal, the parties should inform important trading partners. An important business partner should be the person who delivered the goods or delivered a service in the relevant calendar year with a total value of more than EUR 25,000, including value added tax. The changes must also affect a transparent account. It must show the public not only the details of the payer, but also the recipient of the money.

Owners of rare animals change the administrative responsibilities

From January next year, owners of rare animals have to change their administrative tasks. This follows from the draft CITES amendment on international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora that the government has approved on Wednesday. According to the Ministry of the Environment (CEE) of the Slovak Republic, which submitted the proposal, it is in most cases to reduce the administrative burden. The amendment also allows the use of permanently disabled animals for environmental education.


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Changes shall in particular be made in the field of proof of origin and the way to obtain endangered species, to keep records, random labeling of specimens or reimbursement of DNA tests. District authorities will not, for example, oversee the labeling of specimens of selected species. The owners of some animals are also exempt from the obligation to have proof of origin.

Instead, it is mandatory to register in the Slovak Science Council, but only from January 2021 until the required database has been updated. The rules for breeders of certain catfish species will also change. The ministry wants to prevent illegal trafficking in dead people. The novel has yet to be approved by the parliament and signed by the president.

An amendment to the copyright law should help with disputes with copyright organizations

The criteria that are applied when calculating the remuneration in the fees of individual collecting societies, such as SOZA or LITA and others, must be changed by the Ministry of Culture (MC) by amending the Dutch Copyright Act. The draft amendment, approved by the government at today's meeting, would also remove the current practical problems relating to relations between collecting societies and users.

As the MK SR says in this report, the amendment would include even more "Associate an action institution to determine the content of a license agreement if the organization of the copyright office and the user disagree about its contents". The procedure in case of dispute is specified. Among other things, there is an obligation to use a common tariff in the joint management agreement, where the rates are not higher at all than for individual contracts with individual organizations. The amendment should also strengthen the use of alternative dispute resolution methods through mediation in disputes with a legal entity that associates users with the transposition provision of the European Parliament and Council Directive on the collective management of copyright and related rights and the granting of multi-territorial licenses for rights to musical works for online use in the internal market.

"In these situations, the collective management organization is obliged to initiate procedures under the Mediation Act, but in accordance with the Mediation Act, the other party must also agree to this procedure," the Ministry explains in the explanatory notes to the proposal. In the event of the adoption of a draft amendment in Parliament, the amended copyright law should enter into force on 1 January 2019.

The wording of the amendment was approved by the Ministry of Culture in May following the presentation of the information material "Protecting and encouraging the establishment and collective management of rights". The government material provided an overview of the income from collective rights management of organizations such as SOZA or LITA for the years 2014 to 2016. At the same time, the Ministry has announced an amendment to the copyright law to resolve disputes regarding the payment of fees to organizations. for example, for releasing music on public entertainment or on TV in hotel rooms.

As informed by the Ministry of Education, the copyright law must be amended on the basis of practical problems, in particular disputes about fees for the use of works at public events (concerts, balls, public entertainment, etc.) and hotels and similar establishments. In both cases, the organizer of the event or the hotel operator must obtain permission from the authors (license) before the collective rights management organization is used. In the case of hotels, according to the Court's judgment, the EU states that "it is not decisive whether the public service broadcaster actually took place – whether the guest was watching television, but it is enough to allow the public broadcaster – the TV in the room ", the Ministry of Culture noted. This creates disputes with collecting societies. To solve this, the current amendment to the Copyright Act is.

Among the organizations authorized by the MK SR on April 19 of this year to exercise collective rights management, the Slovakian Protection Society for the Rights of Musical Works (SOZA), SLOVGRAM, belonged to an independent company of performers, producers of sound recordings and audiovisual recordings, LITA, a copyright organization, which manages the rights of authors and other rights holders of literary, dramatic, musical, choreographic, audiovisual, photographic works, works of art, architectural works or works of art, and OZIS, the association of Slovak artists & # 39; Performance and SAPA, the Slovak association of audiovisual producers specializing in the collective management of rights to audiovisual recordings and audiovisual works.

The SR works to eliminate racial discrimination and protects minority languages

Slovakia is working on collecting statistics on racial discrimination, combating organizations that expand and improve integration opportunities for migrants. This stems from material in which individual ministries respond to the recommendations and concerns of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The government approved on Wednesday. She also received a fifth report on the implementation of the European Charter of Regional or Minority Languages ​​in the Slovak Republic.


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The UN Committee, for example, said that "Despite the prevalence of racial discrimination of various national minorities, in particular Roma, Muslims and people of African descent, the state party has not provided information on the number of complaints, investigations and sanctions in cases of racial discrimination." This area is provided by the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic, which has written that it works to collect and evaluate relevant statistical cases.

The UN also recommends that Slovakia fight against organizations and activities that encourage and support racial discrimination and ensure prosecution of funding and participation in such organizations and activities. According to the Ministry of the Interior, the National Antiterrorism Department is responsible for this agenda under the National Crime Agency, the Presidium of the Police Corps.

The Ministry of Labor's interest in integration policy with regard to education, employment, housing and health care for migrants, asylum seekers and refugees, for example, was the Ministry of Labor. He said that when he adopted the Housing Policy concept in 2020, he took into account the concept of alien and ranked aliens for the groups for which the social rental housing segment is intended. It also intends to extend the possibility of receiving a cash contribution to compensate for the social consequences of severe disabilities for persons to whom the SR has provided additional protection.

The final recommendations on the report were published by the commission on 8 December 2017 and asked Slovakia to provide information on its implementation within a year. The European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages ​​was signed and ratified by Slovakia in 2001. The Charter came into effect a year later. Protects Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, German, Hungarian, Polish, Roman, Russian, Ukrainian and Yiddish.

The Slovak and Czech cabinet will meet in September for a joint meeting

The Slovak and Czech governments are waiting for a joint meeting in Košice. On 17 September the meeting will be dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Czechoslovak Republic. It comes from material that was approved by the government on Wednesday. "The joint negotiations between the governments of both states has become an annual tradition and confirms the excess of relations and the proximity of both countries and their inhabitants," takes note of the material from the workshop of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

During the meeting, the governments will discuss bilateral cooperation projects in the fields of economy, transport and infrastructure, cross-border cooperation, defense and the interior. They will also discuss current themes of the European and international agenda.

The joint negotiations between the governments will be conducted under the auspices of Petro Pellegrini (Smer-SD) and Andreja Babisha, head of cabinet. This will be the sixth joint meeting of the two governments in full composition. So far the last joint meeting took place on 4 September 2017 in Lednice.


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