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Government of Slovakia

The Government of the Slovak Republic (Slovak: Vláda Slovenskej republiky) exercises executive authority in Slovakia. It is led by the Prime Minister of Slovakia, who is nominated by the President of Slovakia, and is usually the leader of majority party or of majority coalition after an election to the National Council of the Slovak Republic. The Cabinet appointed by the president on recommendation of the prime minister must gain a vote of confidence in the National Council.

Role and powers of the Government

The Summer Archbishop's Palace is the seat of the Government.

As the chief formulator of the nation's public policy under the Slovak Constitution, the Government has the authority to make major policy on the matters of national economy and social security.[1] It is responsible for meeting the Government programme objectives within the scope of the adopted national budget. The main functions of the Government also include making proposals on the state budget, preparing the annual closing balance sheet, and issuing government regulations and decrees under power given to it by law. One of the Government's duties is the formulation and management of the nation's foreign policy.[1] It submits draft Bills to the National Council (the Slovak parliament), which are frequently preceded by nationwide discussions and consultations with the relevant organizations. As established by law, the Government can discuss in its proceedings a confidence vote motion, cases of pardoning criminal offenders, and appointment or removal from office of senior civil servants.[1]

Cabinet

The Cabinet is made up of the Prime Minister, presiding over Deputies and Government Ministers. The Cabinet is appointed by the President of the Slovak Republic on the recommendation of the Prime Minister. For its policy and administration the members of the Cabinet are responsible to the National Council (the Slovak parliament).

Current Cabinet

Following the resignation of Prime Minister Igor Matovi?, the current prime minister Eduard Heger has been serving with his government, since 1 April 2021.[2]

Position Name Party Took office Left office
Prime Minister Eduard Heger O?aNO 1 April 2021 Incumbent
First Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of Economy Richard Sulík SaS 1 April 2021 Incumbent
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Igor Matovi? O?aNO 1 April 2021 Incumbent
Deputy Prime Minister for Legislation and Strategic Planning ?tefan Holý SR 1 April 2021 Incumbent
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Investments and Regional Development Veronika Remi?ová Z? 1 April 2021 Incumbent
Minister of Interior Roman Mikulec O?aNO 1 April 2021 Incumbent
Minister of Health Vladimír Lengvarský Independent (O?aNO) 1 April 2021 Incumbent
Minister of Defence Jaroslav Na? O?aNO 1 April 2021 Incumbent
Minister of Justice Mária Kolíková Z? 1 April 2021 Incumbent
Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Ivan Kor?ok Independent (SaS) 1 April 2021 Incumbent
Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport Branislav Gröhling SaS 1 April 2021 Incumbent
Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Family Milan Krajniak SR 9 April 2021 Incumbent
Minister of Transport and Construction Andrej Dole?al Independent (SR) 1 April 2021 Incumbent
Minister of Culture Natália Milanová O?aNO 1 April 2021 Incumbent
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ján Mi?ovský O?aNO 1 April 2021 8 June 2021
Samuel Vl?an Independent (O?aNO) 8 June 2021 Incumbent
Minister of Environment Ján Budaj O?aNO 1 April 2021 Incumbent

Notes

References

  1. ^ a b c "Government of the Slovak Republic". gov.sk.
  2. ^ "President appointed the cabinet of Eduard Heger, called for empathy". The Slovakia Spectator. 1 April 2021. Retrieved 2021.

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