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September issue of ULC Čarnogurský PRO BONO newsletter

 

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2010/09 Specific state guarantees
The European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) represents a system of guarantees established by EU member states, the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund. The facility has been created in reaction to instability caused by the Greek debt crisis. The share of the Slovak Republic in the fund is based on its share in the European Central Bank and totals 4.37 billion euros. In the event that an EU member state runs into difficulties, it can request that the EFSF provide the necessary financial support, for which the Eurozone will provide guarantees. The financial aid mechanism is regulated by a general agreement, based on which the Act on Specific State Guarantees was approved by the Slovak parliament.
» Other  
2010/09 Amendment to the Criminal Code
Act No. 301/2005 Coll. The Criminal Code has strengthened the adversarial elements in legal proceedings. By making the process more adversarial, the purpose and position of the parties to a proceeding have been emphasized; and the rights of the defence and the injured party, but also the position of the prosecution, particularly the prosecutor's responsibility for the matter in question having been submitted to a court, have been strengthened. Changes introduced to the Criminal Code by Act No. 224/2010 Coll. required further amendment of the code.
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2010/09 Amendment to the Act on Employment Services
The Amendment to the Act on Employment Services comes into force as of January 1, 2011. The amendment reflects the experience of common practice and, at the same time, creates an appropriate legislative environment for national flood prevention activities and measures to handle the impact on Slovak citizens in the event that floods do occur.
» Small, medium enterprises  
2010/09 Being prepared in Parliament – Changes to social insurance
The area of social affairs is undergoing constant change. The proposed amendment to the Act on Social Insurance, along with the Act on Pension Savings, would introduce changes to the definition of general terms in the act, the average assessment base, and automatic admission to the second pillar, among others.
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2010/09 Being prepared in Parliament – Amendment to the Civil Code
A government proposal to amend Act No. 40/1964 Coll. The Civil Code, as amended by later legislation, was submitted to Parliament on September 23, 2010. The act aims to amend the rules in order to ensure that public finances and public property are handled in an economical and transparent manner.
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2010/09 Being prepared in Parliament – Changes to the Deposit Protection Act
General protection of depositors has already been introduced by Directive 94/19/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, but a need to improve the level of protection has arisen due to ongoing financial turbulence. The Amendment to the Deposit Protection Act currently under preparation will amend the minimum level of cover to comply with the above regulation, but will also affect the period for repayment of deposits.
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