The government will set up the Mádl Ferenc Institute of Comparative Law effective June 1 and its task will be to assist legislative work, the justice minister said. During the preparation of various legal regulations, the government wants information about the solutions used in other countries, László Trócsányi who proposed setting up the institute said. The institute will operate as a central office, supporting the justice ministry, he said. Similar institutes operate in several other countries, including Switzerland, Greece and Poland, Trócsányi added. A staff of some thirty people will work at the institute, researching mostly the legal systems of other Visegrad Group and European Union countries, he said. The European Public Law Organisation (EPLO) will be a partner institution, he added. The minister said Mádl had been among the first public personalities to highlight the importance of comparative law.