Most-Hid Draws Up Proposed Changes in Police and Prosecutions

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Most-Hid proposes changes in police (photo by TASR)

Bratislava, June 28 (TASR) – The governing coalition Most-Hid party views suspicions of intentional failures to investigate potential tax fraud as very serious and an element that weakens the public’s trust in state institutions, party representatives stated at a meeting of the Most-Hid presidium on Monday (June 27).

Therefore, Most-Hid has drawn up proposals to change the way in which the police and law enforcement authorities cooperate. The party proposes altering the procedure via which the Police Corps president is selected so that the post holder is appointed by the Slovak president based on the government’s proposal. The nomination for this post would be presented by the interior minister following a hearing of the respective parliamentary committee.

Most-Hid also suggests setting up a special department at the Prosecutor-General’s Office to examine decisions following inspections and to strengthen parliamentary control. It would also examine verdicts concerning the halting of criminal prosecutions in selected cases and open up prosecutions and the judiciary as a whole to increased public control. The party intends to submit the draft measures at a Coalition Council meeting.

Meanwhile, Most-Hid supports the adoption of an effective law against letterbox companies in the form prepared by Justice Minister and party vice-chair Lucia Zitnanska. “Therefore, the party leadership is tasking Most-Hid chairman Bela Bugar and vice-chair Lucia Zitnanska with promoting this bill within the governing coalition so that the aforementioned law can take effect as of January 1, 2017,” stated Most-Hid.