Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

PM admits political nominations in embassies

AFTER eight months in office, the cabinet has proposed its first ambassadorial shuffle.

On February 28, the cabinet agreed to propose that the president withdraw nine of Slovakia's ambassadors and appoint replacements.

For the first time, PM Robert Fico also admitted that some of the diplomatic nominations were made for political reasons. In his opinion, the government needs its "own people in important posts".

"There are some posts and certain countries where the government wants to be sure are filled by people it can rely on. If the post is an important one, we want to have a clear relationship and contact with the ambassador," he said.

"I do not want to say, however, that political nominations are alright," he added.

Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Crematorium in Bratislava is an architectural revelation Photo

Those who have experienced farewells in other crematoria know what makes it special. Now the best work by the architect Ferdinand Milučký is getting a monograph

Crematorium in Bratislava by architect Ferdinand Milučký

What kind of expectations do some Slovaks have for world leaders?

Among EU member states, opinions of the United States declined in all but two — Poland (which makes some sense) and Slovakia (which does not).

Donald Trump

Crates and boxes. Slovaks discover new ways of grocery shopping

Farmer’s boxes are gaining customers in Slovakia as people slowly become more conscious about quality and the origin of the food they eat.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 19 and January 28, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Scandi 4