Mečiar agrees to police interview

Irascible former Prime Minister Vladimír Mečiar has finally agreed to appear before police for questioning as to whether he paid businessman Ján Ďuriš Sk41 million ($870,000) in 1999 for construction work.

After almost a month of unsuccessful attempts by police to issue Mečiar a summons, police corps vice-president Jaroslav Spišiak said on June 10 he hoped Mečiar would present himself for questioning “so we don’t have any pointless lowering of Mečiar’s dignity”. The statement was apparently in reference to a Swat team raid on Mečiar’s house to bring him in for questioning on another case in 1999.

The next day, Mečiar’s office called to say he would come in for questioning at the beginning of July.

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

Top stories

News digest: Omicron not prevailing yet, but new measures will be applied

New rules come into force tomorrow. Some flights from Košice suspended. Train carrier will not dispatch dozens of trains.

5 h
Entry conditions change as the Omicron wave is set to arrive in Slovakia.

UPDATED: Booster dose opens way to vast benefits. These are Slovakia's measures against Omicron (Q & A)

The new OP+ regime grants benefits to people with three doses or a combination of vaccine and recovery from Covid. Rules should apply all through the wave, government promises.

17. jan
Foreign Affairs Minister Ivan Korčok (left) and Defence Minister Jaroslav Naď (right)

Slovak-US defence pact encounters fierce resistance

A planned bilateral defence agreement between NATO allies Slovakia and the US has highlighted once again the sharp divisions that exist in Slovak politics and society over Russia.

10 h
Skryť Close ad