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Jureňa to discuss scandal with Fico

Agriculture Minister Miroslav Jureňa (a ĽS-HZDS nominee) intends to meet Prime Minister Robert Fico after his return from a working trip to South America on November 17 to discuss a row involving the Slovak Land Fund (SPF) that has come into the public eye this week, it was reported on November 13.

Responding to SDKÚ-DS leader Mikuláš Dzurinda's announced plans to initiate a parliamentary motion aimed at dismissing Jureňa, ministry spokesperson Magdaléna Králová described attacks on the minister in his absence as “unfair”.

Dzurinda's statement followed revelations that SPF vice-chairman Branislav Bríza (a HZDS nominee) signed an agreement in April that allowed the former owners of land near Michalovce to be given property in Veľký Slavkov near the High Tatras as restitution. The owners then sold the land to a company called GVM for just under Sk13 million (€391,000), despite the fact that its real market value was around Sk1.5 billion.

As a result, Prime Minister Robert Fico has asked Jurena to sack Bríza, calling the deal “outrageous”.

The SDKÚ's fellow opposition party, the KDH, has indicated it will also seek Jureňa's removal. However, the minister enjoys the confidence of all the coalition parties. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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