Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

SDKÚ-DS criticises Fico for not reacting to Slota

The opposition SDKÚ-DS) sharply criticised junior ruling coalition SNS leader Ján Slota for referring to Hungary's King St.Stephen as "a Hungarian clown" in the presence of the prime minister.

The opposition SDKÚ-DS) sharply criticised junior ruling coalition SNS leader Ján Slota for referring to Hungary's King St.Stephen as "a Hungarian clown" in the presence of the prime minister.

SDKÚ-DS chairman Mikuláš Dzurinda wondered why Fico, who speaks so enthusiastically and respectfully of Slovak history, did not react to Slota's primitive and vulgar evaluation of not only Hungarian, but also Slovak history, the SITA newswire wrote.

SDKÚ-DS Vice-Chairman and former foreign affairs minister Eduard Kukan is not surprised that Hungary cancelled its planned meeting of prime ministers of the two countries.

"We consider the behavior of SNS MPs, and the way the Speaker of Parliament and Prime Minister reacted to this behaviour, incompatible with the values of democracy and rules of parliamentary democracy," Dzurinda declared.

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

Top stories

Keep your passport at hand on your trip to Austria

There are no internal border controls on the Austrian-Slovak border. Yet, the Austrian police check cars and buses heading to Slovakia.

Slovak police checking cars at the border crossing in Berg, Austria.

Bratislava ice stadium will require €2 million

At the same time, its tenant, ice hockey club Slovan, owes some €1 million in rent.

The Ondrej Nepela ice-hockey stadium during 2011 ice hockey world championship.

Who do Slovaks marry the most among foreigners?

Mixed marriages are still quite rare among Slovaks compared to elsewhere in the EU. Slovak women are more likely to marry foreigners than Slovak men. Here is why.

Italy points to “illegal state aid” as Embraco announces relocation to Slovakia

The decision to shift production follows in the footsteps of US conglomerate Honeywell, which reportedly also plans to close its Italian plant and move to Slovakia.

Embraco plant in Spišská Nová Ves