Tomanová no-confidence vote fails

Labour Minister Viera Tomanová will stay in her post following the failed no-confidence vote against her in the wee hours of September 5. Of 138 MPs present, as many as 60 MPs voted for it, but 78 against.

The no-confidence motion was proposed by representatives of the SDKÚ-DS, ethnic-Hungarian SMK and Christian Democrats (KDH) on August 30, who summoned an extraordinary parliamentary meeting for the vote.

The reasons for the dismissal were unprofessional and immoral conduct and cronyism. The charges stem from a Sk1.5-million subsidy she granted to an organization belonging to Smer that hasn't been paying social insurance contributions or taxes. Tomanová has also been criticised for efforts to open up the second (capitalization) pillar of the pension plan that is indirectly controlled by private pension-savings companies (DSSes). TASR

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

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: Who will take the swabs?

The government offers hundreds of euros to health care staff for testing. Curfew ends on Saturday for some. Take a look at testing sites and more.

PM Igor Matovič helped with testing in Tvrdošín.

People with negative tests can go to hairdresser or outdoor terraces

Those with a negative test result will have to follow rules introduced on October 15.

Companies fear drop in demand for their products and services the most

International chambers of commerce asked companies about their current situation as well as expectations.

Companies implemented anti-coronavirus measures.

The big testing: When and where to show up, and what if I don't want to? (FAQ)

Here is what we know about the practicalities of the nationwide testing so far. Testing also applies to foreigners and diplomats in Slovakia.

Pilot testing in Bardejov