Sanctions are damaging Slovakia’s economy, says Fico

SLOVAKIA is being harmed both by the European Union’s sanctions adopted against Russia and Russian sanctions against the EU, Prime Minister Robert Fico’s spokesperson Beatrice Szaboová said in reaction to the opposition’s criticism of the prime minister on August 11.

SLOVAKIA is being harmed both by the European Union’s sanctions adopted against Russia and Russian sanctions against the EU, Prime Minister Robert Fico’s spokesperson Beatrice Szaboová said in reaction to the opposition’s criticism of the prime minister on August 11.

Fico described on Saturday at celebrations of the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising (SNP) in Lehota pod Vtáčnikom (Trenčín Region) the sanctions as endangering Slovakia’s economy. According to Fico, it is necessary for politicians in the opposition and governing party to unite and protect Slovakia’s interests against these “senseless sanctions”.

Szaboová stressed that Fico symbolically compared the current situation to the Slovak uprising in the Second World War.

“All were united in the SNP with one goal - liberating and protecting Slovakia,” she said, as quoted by the TASR newswire, adding that representatives of the EU and Russia must sit down to find a solution that would not be “self-destructive” for both sides.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Michaela Terenzani from press reports.
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