Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Fico demands Jureňa’s resignation at coalition meeting, reports say

At the coalition council meeting on November 19, Prime Minister Robert Fico allegedly demanded the resignation of Agriculture Minister Miroslav Jureňa, an HZDS nominee.

The HZDS strongly rejected this request, and called for the entire management of the Slovak Land Fund (SPF) to be sacked. Fico dismissed that request.

For that reason, the meeting of the ruling coalition partners was interrupted. A date for the next meeting has not yet been set.

The dispute between the ruling coalition partners involves questionable land deals at the SPF, which is under the Agriculture Ministry’s jurisdiction. The SPF’s vice-chair, Branislav Bríza, has already resigned as a result of the scandal.

After the coalition council session, Jureňa was asked to explain what was discussed and where the PM stood on his job. Jureňa declined to answer whether Fico demanded his resignation, but he said that the HZDS did not want to sack him.

He also declined to answer whether the coalition would collapse because of him, but he said that if Fico keeps insisting on his firing, the situation could lead to a coalition crisis.

-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.

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