A Bratislava court has ruled that former prime minister Vladimír Mečiar does not have to return Sk140,000 (3,350 euro) in illegal bonuses he was given by his government in 1993 and 1994, as the statute of limitations has passed.
Mečiar said: "For my part, I never thought that the calculated bonuses were paid illegally."
Compiled by Conrad Toft from press reports.
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25. Mar 2003 at 8:58