Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Dzurinda wants Šimko to stay

AFTER a lengthy and demanding meeting of the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) board that discussed former Defence Minister Ivan Šimko's recent activities, Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda said he wants his opponent to remain within the party, daily SME wrote.

"Everyone has a right to their opinion," Dzurinda, who sacked Šimko after he refused to vote in line with party directives, claimed.

Šimko lashed out at leaders of his party and claimed that "unhealthy conditions" rule the SDKÚ.

Šimko has summoned SDKÚ deputies to a Bratislava restaurant to discuss further steps.

Deputy speaker of parliament Zuzana Martináková is the only SDKÚ board member who has promised to attend Šimko's meeting.

The former SDKÚ deputy chairman claims he will try to unite party members who have a sense for "value-based politics".

Šimko was removed from the top party post on September 10 at Prime Minister Mikulás Dzurinda's request. The PM lost confidence in Šimko after he abstained from a Cabinet vote on the recall of Ján Mojžiš from his position as head of the National Security Office (NBÚ).

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

Top stories

Crematorium in Bratislava is an architectural revelation Photo

Those who have experienced farewells in other crematoria know what makes it special. Now the best work by the architect Ferdinand Milučký is getting a monograph

Crematorium in Bratislava by architect Ferdinand Milučký

What kind of expectations do some Slovaks have for world leaders?

Among EU member states, opinions of the United States declined in all but two — Poland (which makes some sense) and Slovakia (which does not).

Donald Trump

Crates and boxes. Slovaks discover new ways of grocery shopping

Farmer’s boxes are gaining customers in Slovakia as people slowly become more conscious about quality and the origin of the food they eat.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 19 and January 28, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Scandi 4