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Slota plays hooky, but still gets paid

On April 3, the Sme daily highlighted the poor parliamentary attendance record of Slovak National Party (SNS) leader Ján Slota. He is a member of three committees, but has actually attended meetings of only two of them – and only one meeting of each. Nor has he apologised for his absence in writing. According to a parliamentary standing order, if a deputy does not attend at least two meetings of a committee each month, he can be punished by salary deductions. In Slota’s case, 701,100Sk should have been docked from his pay since the election. However, it appears nobody wants to punish him for his absences. Committee chairmen, who are responsible for managing such issues, have taken no steps to address the matter. SITA

On April 3, the Sme daily highlighted the poor parliamentary attendance record of Slovak National Party (SNS) leader Ján Slota. He is a member of three committees, but has actually attended meetings of only two of them – and only one meeting of each. Nor has he apologised for his absence in writing. According to a parliamentary standing order, if a deputy does not attend at least two meetings of a committee each month, he can be punished by salary deductions. In Slota’s case, 701,100Sk should have been docked from his pay since the election. However, it appears nobody wants to punish him for his absences. Committee chairmen, who are responsible for managing such issues, have taken no steps to address the matter. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports

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