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Počiatek: Mikloš's accusations are baseless

SDKÚ MP and former finance minister Ivan Mikloš is making baseless accusations about an information leak prior to the revaluation of the Slovak crown's central parity against the euro, Finance Minister Ján Počiatek said on TV Markíza's politics show “Na Telo” on June 22.

SDKÚ MP and former finance minister Ivan Mikloš is making baseless accusations about an information leak prior to the revaluation of the Slovak crown's central parity against the euro, Finance Minister Ján Počiatek said on TV Markíza's politics show “Na Telo” on June 22.

"I'm sure that there wasn’t an information leak, and I believe that my opinion will be confirmed," Počiatek said. "I wonder what Mikloš will say then about this ‘mega-scandal’?"

According to Mikloš, sitting next to Počiatek on the show, there's a well-founded suspicion that an information leak allowed certain financial groups to earn hundreds of millions crowns off the revaluation.

"I thinks the leak is possible to prove,” Mikloš said. “It can be proved that only an inner circle, namely Prime Minister Robert Fico, Finance Ministry senior representatives and the Central Bank's (NBS) Governor Ivan Šramko, had access to this information (about the central parity revaluation).”

Mikloš added that it may be impossible to prove who specifically leaked the information.

Počiatek offered his resignation on June 20. Fico will make a statement in the afternoon of June 23, following an inspection at the Culture Ministry. TASR, SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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