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Slovak activist announces protest against ESM and golden parachutes
14 Jun 2012 Flash News
Slovak citizens unsatisfied with their country getting further involved in the European bailout mechanism have been asked to gather in protest before the parliament building on June 19 – the day lawmakers are scheduled to discuss the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), the TASR newswire reported.
"We call on parliament and its lawmakers to reject making such pompous gestures towards countries that acted irresponsibly in allowing their debt to spiral out of control ... and to think about their own citizens," said Pčolinský, who was also one of the main organisers of the Gorilla Protests that began in early 2012 and focused on corruption and cronyism.
Pčolinský also heaped criticism on golden parachutes for outgoing managers in a number of state-owned companies. "They [golden parachutes] are absolutely immoral and in the difficult social situation that people face, they represent a mockery from the former transport minister” [Ján Figeľ of the Christian-Democratic Movement (KDH)].
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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