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Rapšík to return to SEPS after receiving large severance package in 2010
14 Jun 2012 Flash News
Miroslav Rapšík will apparently return to lead the Slovenská elektrifikačná a prenosová sústava (Slovak Electrification and Transmission System, SEPS) after having won a competition involving 44 applicants, the Sme daily reported.
Rapšík, a nominee of the Smer party when he took the post for the first time, was terminated by SEPS in 2010 after the change in government and reportedly received a severance package of more than €100,000.
Economy Minister Tomáš Malatinský told Sme that he had a lot of questions concerning the state-owned SEPS but he did not want to discuss them in the media before receiving answers to his questions.
The transport ministry and the state-owned companies under its supervision seem to have the most “golden parachutes”, i.e. bonuses and severance payments, Sme wrote on June 14. The Christian Democratic Movement, whose chairman Ján Figeľ was transport minister until March of this year, has received a wave of criticism by some of his party members.
MP Radoslav Procházka from the KDH has proposed that if the terminated managers from these companies do not return the money they received from the state, the KDH should give it back from its own resources, that is, from the money the party collected from the state based on its votes in the March election. Sme wrote that his colleagues in the KDH are shocked by his proposal.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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