Take a Hit on an Absurdistan of Legislation

Are you running your own business and you also think, that in our jungle of legislation had the common sense died long time ago? That you live in an Absurdistan full of administrative nonsense? Then help us with looking for the nonsensical, illogical, duplicate, unrealistic, unnecessary or mutually exclusive duties. Help us focus the sight of the competent ones on the administrative nonsense in the field of their jurisdiction. Help by removing the administrative nonsense from our legal framework. How? All you have to do is to nominate your favourite „Administrative nonsense of the year 2015“.

The fourth annual year of the „Administrative nonsense of the year” competition is held by Young Entrepreneurs Association of Slovakia. The expert guarantor is Entrepreneurs Association of Slovakia. The partners are The National Union of Employers and Slovak Business Agency. It is an „Anti-prize” for legislative measures that unnecessarily complicate the life of entrepreneurs in Slovakia. Goal of this project is to publicize biggest absurdities in the business environment. Candidates can be nominated by those, who are most hindered by the administrative measures, i. e. by the entrepreneurs.

During the last round of this competition entrepreneurs nominated 52 measures. From these 52 measures, the representatives of business associations chose 10 finalists. The winner was determined via online voting in which over thousand people participated. „The Administrative Nonsense“ for the year 2014 was awarded to the administrative measure ordering entrepreneurs to pay relatively high court fees when declaring insolvency of the firm, in other words bankruptcy because it does not have enough money. It got 20 % of all votes via internet. The second place went to the measure regarding extension of the duty to secure the health surveillance through work medical service also for employees executing the first and second labour category, for example people working in administration. On the third place ranked the issuing of licenses for the transport of persons. According to the law a concession granted by the District Office in the seat of the Region for the providing the taxi services is valid only for this region. For example taxi with concession for Bratislava region can take the customer from Bratislava to Nitra, but cannot take other customer back from Nitra to Bratislava, if it does not have in possession a concession also from Nitra Region.

Listed selection of administrative nonsenses is an appropriate illustration that there are many obstacles entrepreneurs must overcome, if they want to run business in Slovakia. If you will manage to nominate until deadline on Sunday a nonsense that bothers you personally or you know about visit www.byrokratickynezmysel.sk so you too can help to take a hit on a Absurdistan of legislation in Slovakia.

Author: Ján Oravec

Translated by: Juraj Medvec

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