Gov't cuts administrative fees by 30%

The government on Thursday passed a regulation reducing by 30 percent administrative fees payable to state administration bodies, and Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said that this was yet another step to unburden households and businesses.

EU seeks to force member states to take in asylum seekers or pay fees

EU member states would in future be obliged to take in asylum seekers from overburdened countries in the bloc or else pay hefty fees, under proposals issued Wednesday to shake up asylum rules following last year's migration surge into Europe.