Little information surfaces about cabinet session

The Government Session in Čierny Balog (Banská Bystrica region) on November 21 led by Prime Minister Robert Fico focused on forests. However, Fico didn't attend the joint news conference with Agriculture Minister Miroslav Jureňa.

After the session, Fico avoided media and his spokesperson Silvia Glendová notified the media in advance that the PM would neither take part in the news conference nor respond to the questions regarding the coalition crisis.

According to Jureňa, the media blackout on matters concerning the transfer of Slovenský Pozemkovy Fond (Slovak Land Fund; SPF) land is disadvantageous for him. However, the situation in the coalition will be discussed by the ĽS-HZDS at the upcoming sessions of the party's political bodies.

"On Friday, the LS-HZDS executive will convene, and on Saturday the party's assembly will be held," said Jureňa.

The Opposition KDH representatives said in a statement on the same day that the opposition shouldn't support coalition ĽS-HZDS leader Vladimír Mečiar's retaliatory measures related to the case of SPF. According to Vladimír Palko, František Mikloško, Pavol Minárik, and Rudolf Bauer of KDH, a power-related clash between Fico (Smer-SD) and Mečiar has emerged from this case and Fico shares responsibility for the situation. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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