Slovakia reinstates independent environment ministry

An independent Slovakian environment ministry was reinstated on 1 November, just four months after it was abolished to save money. The move follows elections in June that saw a centre-right, four-party coalition take power.

The previous government had merged the environment ministry into the agriculture and regional development ministry. Incoming prime minister Iveta Radicová linked the change of heart to serious flooding that hit Slovakia this summer.

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