Slota could hamper Fico's return to European Socialists

The prospects of Prime Minister Robert Fico's Smer party returning to the Party of European Socialists (PES) are getting complicated, the Pravda daily wrote on September 26.

Statements by the leader of the junior coalition member SNS party, Ján Slota, about Hungarians and Hungarian politicians are not improving Smer’s chances shortly before the final PES verdict on the party's full-fledged membership.

Smer's membership in PES was suspended due to its alliance with the nationalist SNS.

The spokesman of the socialist faction in the European parliament, Armin Machmer, told the daily that PES will definitely deal with this issue on October 4. Fico's reaction to SNS will be decisive, Machmer said.

-SITA

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