New Airports Administration head's career lasts three days

The career of Michal Havránek in the post of director general of the Slovak Airports Administration was short-lived. Transportation Minister Pavol Prokopovič sacked Havránek three days after being appointed to eliminate any suspicion that he had installed a person close to the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) to the post. Havránek ran in parliamentary elections 2002 for the SDKÚ.

Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda advocated Havránek's recall driven by fears from the director's name being associated with the SDKÚ.

However, Havránek had been selected in a regular public contest two weeks ago. The minister is questioning neither the results of contest nor the performance of the appointing committee.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
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