Deputy leader leaves ANO

The deputy leader of the New Citizen's Alliance (ANO), Imrich Béreš, has decided to leave politics in favour of a job in the private sector.

Béreš told the daily SME: "I come from a business environment and I feel better there than in politics."

Analysts decribe Béreš as being from the liberal wing of the party and add that his presence will be missed as a counterpoint to leader Pavol Rusko. ANO boss himself was keen to point out that Béreš was leaving politics first and ANO second, after receiving several offers from foreign and domestic companies.

SME also reported that Economy Minister Róbert Nemcsics was also considering leaving ANO, possibly to join Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda's party, the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ). Nemcsics refused to confirm or deny the claim.

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

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: Penta partner Haščák reportedly charged with corruption after a police raid

Anti-communist fighters will receive pensions. Sunk tugboat being drawn out of the water.

Jaroslav Haščák

Car industry needs to jump on the latest trends

Economy minister promises extensive support for hydrogen technologies in Slovakia.

The Hydrogen Technology Research Centre (CVVT) is to be launched at the end of 2020 or beginning of 2021 in Košice to do R&D in this field.

Responsibility goes hand in hand with EU advantages, says President Čaputová

President Zuzana Čaputová spoke with Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency, Věra Jourová.

President Zuzana Čaputová

Half of all parents lack time to help their children with distance learning

Some have a hard time motivating their children, others do not understand the curriculum.