Slovakia Worst in EU for Judiciary Independence
It comes as no real surprise that the European Commission decided this week to include Slovakia in the group of countries with prevailing problems with the judiciary, alongside Bulgaria, Italy, Latvia, Poland and Slovenia.
The biggest shortcoming of Slovakia was in the lengthy proceedings in courts and the way the judiciary is set up, Foremost, Slovakia was ranked in bottom spot in terms of the independence of the courts, while coming third in the EU in terms of the number of active judges per capita.
The European Commission noted how the lack of trust in the rule of law in the country can act as a deterrent for investments, meaning the economy also suffers. Above all, it will take a long time to restore people’s faith in the judiciary thanks to the many dubious rulings made to date.