Ambassadors nominated by SMK, KDH must leave

FOREIGN Minister Ján Kubiš has chosen a unique way to get politically nominated Slovak ambassadors abroad to leave their posts: The minister sent a letter to all ambassadors stating that by November, those who feel they were political nominees should contact the ministry.

According to the Sme daily, the letters were issued to the nominees of the former ruling Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) and the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH).

The ambassadors affected include Viktor Bauer (the Slovak ambassador in Turkey), Štefan Schill (Switzerland), Alojz Mészáros (Sweden), Dagmar Babčanová (the Vatican) and Ján Baňás (Croatia).

According to former Foreign Minister Eduard Kukan, if Minister Kubiš wanted to make any changes he should himself have “assumed responsibility” and recalled the ambassadors that he considers to be political appointees.

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