Environment Ministry cancelled, temporarily
The organisational quagmire of Slovakian political administration has become a little muddier as a law passed by the outgoing government abolishing the Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Construction and Regional Development comes into effect tomorrow, 1 July. President Gasparovic recalled Jozef Medved, the serving Minister of Environment, yesterday.
The incoming coalition government has already stated its intention to re-establish the Ministry of Environment as soon as possible and re-distribute the power of the Ministry of Construction and Regional Development. Tourism is set to become a part of the Ministry of Transport, which will also inherit some of the responsibilities of the annulled Ministry of Construction. The Government Office is to take over the distribution of EU funds.