Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

IN SHORTS

Ex-transport min officials face charges

THE FORMER transport minister for the ruling Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), Jozef Macejko, will most likely face corruption charges along with Peter Kľučka, the former head of the minister's office, and former Deputy Minister Michal Balogh.

The officials are suspected of interfering with a tender for 35 light trains by pushing for the French firm Alstom, although the Swiss Slovak DMU GTW consortium, composed of ZOS Vrutky and the Swiss firm Stadler, won the tender.

The affair broke out in June 2002. Macejko was recalled from his post shortly after a letter sent by then SDKÚ member Peter Kresánek to PM Mikuláš Dzurinda, in which Kresánek wrote that it did not make a difference for SDKÚ whether the French or the Swiss won the tender, became public.

Then acting Transport Minister Ivan Mikloš abolished the tender in September 2002.

Top stories

Wizz Air: Luggage changes have to wait until we train our staff

Clients of the Wizz Air airline will no longer have to pay for bigger hand luggage with a new service to be launched in late October.

Auto sector could learn from Austria

New fields are an opportunity

Hold onto your hats - heavy storms in Slovakia continue

Summer storms cause property damage, destroy gardens and possibly the harvest

Liberation of Mosul and the fight against ISIS

The United States, Slovakia, and the entire Global Coalition will continue to support our regional partners until ISIS has been defeated and the suffering ends.

Iraqi civilians flee their homes during fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, in March 2017.