Dzurinda and Mikloš remain in SDKÚ caucus

THE CAUCUS of the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) party will continue as former two-time prime minister Mikuláš Dzurinda and his right-hand man Ivan Mikloš decided to stay. Their departure would have led to the caucus’ dissolution, since it must have at least six members.

THE CAUCUS of the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) party will continue as former two-time prime minister Mikuláš Dzurinda and his right-hand man Ivan Mikloš decided to stay. Their departure would have led to the caucus’ dissolution, since it must have at least six members.

“We made an agreement: the SDKÚ caucus will continue with its original composition,” SDKÚ deputy chairman Ivan Štefanec told the press, as quoted by the TASR newswire. “It is important to seek cooperation in every situation and in every sphere.”

Dzurinda and Mikloš declared they were leaving the party on June 4 due to what they called the failure of the new leadership to rejuvenate what was once the country’s strongest right-wing party. They also cited dissatisfaction with the course the party has taken since 2012, when Pavol Frešo took over from Dzurinda.

“We no longer want to carry responsibility for this development,” said Mikloš, as quoted by the SITA newswire.

Compiled by Spectator staff from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

A long wait is in store for foreigners seeking residence permits.

Interior Ministry still approaches foreigners in Slovak

IN ORDER to avoid endless waiting lines in Bratislava’s Office of the Border and Alien Police, the police called on foreign students to prolong their stay. However, foreigners not speaking Slovak may have difficulty…

Štefan Harabin

Interior minister takes action against Harabin’s disputable verdict

INTERIOR Minister Robert Kaliňák will seek the dismissal of the disputable ruling issued by the Supreme Court panel led by Štefan Harabin with which he cast doubt on the Interior Ministry inspection.

The AeroMobil 3.0

Government okayed support for flying car development

BRATISLAVA-based company AeroMobil R&D, which is engaged in the development of a flying car, will be granted investment assistance of nearly €6 million from state coffers towards research and development activities,…

Opposition challenges minimum pensions

OPPOSITION parties have collected enough signatures from MPs to challenge the recently approved legislation on the minimum pension at the Constitutional Court.