Kiska gives away his salary, ten families get €537 each

PRESIDENT Andrej Kiska distributed his first presidential salary to people in need, following through on a promise he gave in a televised election debate prior to the presidential vote.

PRESIDENT Andrej Kiska distributed his first presidential salary to people in need, following through on a promise he gave in a televised election debate prior to the presidential vote.

Kiska’s net salary makes up €5,376.30. He divided the sum among ten families, each getting €537.63.

Kiska, who was a successful businessman and is a millionaire, pledged he will not keep his presidential salary if elected president. In line with the promise, he will select ten families every month to get one tenth of his salary. Kiska selects the recipients of the donation based on the proposals of NGOs working with people in need: Plamienok, Úsmev ako dar, League against Cancer and the Dobrý Anjel (Good Angel) charity project, which he co-founded.

Source: President’s Office press release

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

Top stories

Hand drawn art in GMB Photo

THERE are some obvious similarities between the life stories, and also main motif of works by two painters now exhibited in the Bratislava City Gallery (GMB), Lajos Szalay and Koloman Sokol. 

Koloman Sokol: Men from Tacuba

Eva Nová conquers Canada, Slovakia

THE FILM which won an award at the Toronto International Film Festival last autumn, Eva Nová, now comes to Slovak cinemas – and with English subtitles so that even non-Slovak speakers can enjoy it.

Movie: Eva Nová

ETP: State could learn from our work with Roma

WHILE some mayors struggle to improve life in segregated Roma settlements, the non-profit organization ETP Slovakia has helped hundreds of marginalized people construct their own houses. 

Slávka Mačáková, the director of ETP Slovakia

Health care and education harm Smer

THE RULING Smer may not continue in its one-party government after the March 5 general election, recent polls indicate.

Protests by teachers and nurses have hurt support for Smer.