FORMER Slovak PM Mikuláš Dzurinda said that the first 100 days of the new government was a period of strong speeches and weak action.
Dzurinda also suggested that his successor, Prime Minister Robert Fico, more often criticizes the opposition than speaks about actual solutions.
Dzurinda also slammed Fico for the fact that words he used before elections have now been dropped from his rhetoric, including poverty, regional gaps, and brain drain. He had expected Fico to come up with projects to solve these problems, but according to Dzurinda, no solutions have come thus far.
"The word poverty has disappeared from Mr. Fico's vocabulary. I've not heard a single sentence about how Mr. Fico wants to attract young people back [who leave for work abroad]. I have not heard of any project to reduce regional differences," Dzurinda said.
Dzurinda insisted that the new government has made no rapid changes and has only altered reforms here and there. The government has no solutions and just pretends to make changes, according to the former PM.
Dzurinda emphasized however, that thanks to the deep reforms that were launched in the previous election period, Slovakia's economy is in good condition and is one of the soundest in Europe. "The economy is so strong that the government cannot destroy it," Dzurinda said.
13. Oct 2006 at 13:15