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The new Waste Act suspended, a fine from Brussels prevented by a short novelization

14.08.2012 The Ministry of the Environment must act to prevent damages and fines that threaten the Slovak Republic from noncomplying to the requirements of the European Commission. These had been criminally neglected by the previous leadership of the Ministry of the Environment, even though they should have been addressed by the end of 2010. Therefore the Ministry will not continue in the legislative process of the Waste Act, instead prepared a short amendment to the current Act to introduce European legislation into our laws according to EU requirements. It shall be submitted by the accelerated legislative procedure. More

Slovakia averted sanctions. Our right for emission trading remains intact.

18.07.2012 The Slovak Republic remains eligible for emission trading with AAUs (Assigned Amount Units). The Compliance Committee of the Kyoto Protocol rendered this decision on Monday, July 16, 2012. It is clearly a precedent in which Slovak Republic as the only European country in similar process was able at the last moment to avert a negative outcome of the in-country review from august last year. More

P. Žiga: “Nature has won in Tichá and Kôprová Valley!”

13.07.2012 After a visit and inspection of Tichá and Kôprová Valley in the High Tatras, the Minister of Environment Peter Žiga stated that Nature has handled the windstorm calamity by itself and so is handling the subsequent European Spruce Bark Beetle (Ips Typographus) calamity. The Minister of the Environment visited Low Tatras National Park (NAPANT) and Tatra National Park (TANAP) yesterday, together with the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ľubomír Jahnátek. In addition to Tichá and Kôprová Valley in the High Tatras, the Ministers checked the current state of a highly publicized area of Veľký Bok in the Low Tatras. More


The Minister of Environment of the Slovak Republic


 Ing. Peter Žiga

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