Gašparovič: Accelerated expropriation in the public interest

On January 2, the Sme daily took an ironic look at President Ivan Gašparovič's New Year's Address to the nation.

On January 2, the Sme daily took an ironic look at President Ivan Gašparovič's New Year's Address to the nation.

The daily questioned the sincerity of the president's appeal that parties not put their interests over those of the people. When asked whether he had not violated that principle by signing the law on accelerated expropriation, Gašparovič responded that that law "in particular was in the interest of Slovakia's 5.5 million citizens."

He continued: "Since 1998, when highway construction projects stopped, we have been talking about great problems with central and eastern Slovakia and this law is an opportunity to overcome the shortcomings, in particular in investments." SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports

The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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