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updated: 07. 12. 2012

Place, Time and Manner of Obtaining Information

Applications for declassifying information in accordance with Law No. 211/2000 in the Collection of Laws on free access to information and on changes and amendments to the previous law (the law on freedom of information) are cleared by the Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic

Applications to declassify information can be made:

by mail to:

Ministry of Finance of the SR

Public Relations Department

Štefanovičova 5

P.O.Box 82

817 82 Bratislava 15

by phone: 02-5958-2106

telephone recorded message: 02-5958-3050

 by fax: 02-5958-3050

by e-mail: info@mfsr.sk

in person to: The Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic, working days from 08.30 to 15:00.

The information is provided: verbally; inspecting the text including the opportunity to make a transcription or extract; copying the information to a technical data medium; providing copies of masters including the required information; by phone, by fax, by mail, by electronic mail.

Applications for verbal declassification of the information and providing information by inspection of the text are cleared through the Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic every Tuesday and Thursday from 09:00 to 12:00.

 Establishing

Constitutional Law No. 460/1992 in the Coll. of Laws  CONSTITUTION of the Slovak Republic as amended by later constitutional laws

Art.  122

The central bodies of the state government and local bodies of the state government are established by law.

Act No. 575/2001 Coll., on organisation of the activities of the Government and organisation of the central public administration, as amended.

§3

Ministries

The following ministries act in the Slovak Republic and a member of the Government is the head of each of these ministries: 

a)  Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic,

b)  Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic,

c)  Ministry of Transport, Posts and Telecommunications of the Slovak Republic,

d)  Ministry of Soil Management of the Slovak Republic,

e)  Ministry of Construction and Regional Development of the Slovak Republic

f)  Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic,

g) Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic,

 h) Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic,

i) Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic,

j) Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic,

k) Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic,

l) Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic,

m) Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic,

n) Ministry for Health Care of the Slovak Republic.

Authorities and Competences

Act No. 575/2001 Coll., on organisation of the activities of the Government and organisation of the central public administration, as amended.

§7

Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic

(1) The Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic is the central body of the state government in the field of finance, taxes and duties, customs activities, finance control and internal audits.  The Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic is also the central body of the state government in the field of prices and price control, excluding the prices and price control of goods specified in special laws.

(2) The Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic oversees

a)  development and implementation of the finance, customs and prices (in accordance with  par.1) policy including budgeting the total deficit of the public budget, adoption and implementation of the state budget, administration of the financial assets and liabilities of the Slovak Republic, capital market, insurance activities, the policy on taxes and duties, and financial and economic implementations with regard to the activities of entrepreneurs

b)  execution of the state administration in the fields of banking; building savings, excluding providing a state bonus related to building saving activities; additional old age pension insurance; foreign exchange administration and foreign exchange controls; unified accounting and accounting reporting; gambling activities; in matters of the administration of state properties; in public and non- entrepreneurial fields of activities; and in matters relating to state aid.

c)  execution of state surveillance in relation to: the execution of social insurance; the  activities of additional old age pension insurance agencies; meeting the conditions for the provision of the state bonus in relation to building savings; meeting the conditions for the provision of the state bonus  with regard  to real estate credits; the activities of the Export – Import Bank of the Slovak Republic; and the economy of the Social Insurance Agency.

Description of Organisational Structure

Act No. 575/2001 Coll., on organisation of the activities of the Government and organisation of the central public administration, as amended.

Organization of the Ministry

§4

(1)  The Minister is the head of the Ministry and he is responsible for the activities of the Ministry.

(2)  The Secretary of State takes the place of the Minister during his absence, within the scope of his rights and duties. The Minister can also authorise the Secretary of State to represent him in other cases, within the scope of his rights and duties; when representing the Minister at Government meetings, the Secretary of State has an advisory vote.

(3)  The Secretary of State is nominated and recalled by the Government upon the proposal of the relevant Minister. In cases where there is good reason, especially in the case of multi-sector ministries, the Government can establish two Secretaries of State to act in one Ministry; the Minister is to define in what matters and in what order the Minister is to be represented by the Secretaries of State.

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(1) The Ministry is divided into Sections and Departments, respectively other organisational units.

(2)  The Sections are established especially in accordance with the Ministry’s particular fields of activities. The Section is managed by the General Director.

(3)  The Section can be divided into Departments. The Department is managed by the Director.

(4)  State bodies established in accordance with special regulations perform their activities at the Ministry. 1) The Minister can also establish other advisory bodies.

(5)  The organisational scheme of the Ministry is determined by the Organisational Order of the Ministry issued by the Minister.

(6) The tasks related to expert, organisational and technical provision of the Ministry’s activities are met by the Ministry Office. The Head of the Ministry Office manages the office and he is nominated and recalled by the Government upon the proposal of the relevant Minister.

1) For example Section 61 Par. 2) Act No. 71/1967 Coll., on administrative proceedings (administrative order) as amended.