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Schuster to weigh Macejko dismissal request

President Rudolf Schuster has said he is in no hurry to sign PM Mikuláš Dzurinda’s request that Telecom and Transport Minister Jozef Macejko be fired for allegedly interfering in a tender for new engines for the state railways firm.

Schuster explained he didn’t want to be rushed into a bad decision, and said his busy schedule meant he might not find the time to consider the PM’s request this week.

Macejko has been blamed by Dzurinda for a recent scandal over the procurement tender for 35 engines, worth billions of crowns. Media have reported that a tender commission under Dzurinda’s brother Miroslav approved an offer which was Sk820 million more expensive than a competing bid.

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

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