PRIME Minister Robert Fico suggested that there have been attempts to corrupt him. However, he has never filed any charges in this respect.
During an October 30 conference of the employers association Klub 500, Fico said that “had I agreed at the very beginning with the proposed procedure in the case of [oil transportation company] Transpetrol [which Slovakia is trying to buy back from the bankrupt Yukos], neither I nor 15 of my generations to come would have ever had to work again”.
Fico’s spokeswoman Silvia Glendová told Sme that the PM did not turn to the police because “he could be filing charges from morning till the evening”.
Svetlana Husárová, a spokeswoman of the Slovak General Attorney’s Office noted, however, that “it is a civic duty of the prime minister to file a criminal announcement if he has any such information”.
According to Fico there is a system in Slovakia that produces large amounts of money that serve to enrich individuals and to finance political parties.
“This is a system that is able to produce billions of crowns, which really are classic dirty crowns,” he said.
31. Oct 2006 at 10:33