This Act lays down some amendments and addenda to Act on protection and usage of agricultural land. In particular the present Act amends principles of the protection of agricultural land in the non-agricultural use originally specified in art. 12 of the amended Act. Agricultural land may be used for construction and other non-agricultural purposes only if necessary and justified. Basis for the alteration of the land type of agricultural land is a final decision, binding opinion or the opinion of the authority of protection of agricultural land, or sketches if subject to change part of the land registered in the cadastre. The authority of agricultural land protection shall ensure the protection of vineyards and agricultural land of the highest quality.
Amends: Act on protection and usage of agricultural land and amending the Act on integrated environmental pollution and prevention control and on amendment and supplementation of certain acts. (2004-03-10)
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Slovakia's roots can be traced to the 9th century state of Great Moravia. Subsequently, the Slovaks became part of the Hungarian Kingdom, where they remained for the next 1,000 years. Following the formation of the dual Austro-Hungarian monarchy in 1867, language and education policies favoring the use of Hungarian (Magyarization) resulted in a strengthening of Slovak nationalism and a cultivation of cultural ties with the closely related Czechs, who were under Austrian rule.
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