Associates of privatizer Poór nominated to Cargo firm

PEOPLE associated with infamous privatizers from the 1994-1998 Vladimír Mečiar era as well as with the families of government politicians continue to be nominated to run state-owned companies.

After a scandal last week following the nomination of corporate manager Július Rezeš and men close to entrepreneur Juraj Široký to the boards of oil pipeline company Transpetrol, associates of Mečiar-era privatizer Vladimír Poór have now been nominated to the management of another state-owned company, the ZSSK Cargo railway firm.

Among the Cargo appointees is Miloslav Lužák, who served on the supervisory board of the ŽOS Trnava company owned by Poór. The latter privatized several state companies in the 1990s under the Mečiar government, and is now believed to be a sponsor of the ruling Smer party.

Another Cargo nominee close to Poór is Ivana Piňosová, who served in AG Banka together with Poór.

The government has said it will not dismiss any of its controversial appointments, but that it will issue guidelines for how political nominees are expected to perform their jobs.

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