Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

KDH to return illegal gifts immediately

The opposition Christian Democratic Party (KDH) has looked into allegations about accepting illegal financial gifts in 2006 and is now prepared to return the them, KDH spokesman Martin Krajčovič announced on August 5. It attributed the mistake to its regional offices.

The opposition Christian Democratic Party (KDH) has looked into allegations about accepting illegal financial gifts in 2006 and is now prepared to return the them, KDH spokesman Martin Krajčovič announced on August 5. It attributed the mistake to its regional offices.

Fair-play Alliance said on August 4 that the KDH had illegally accepted gifts worth a total of Sk55,000 (€1,826). According to Zuzana Wienk from the Alliance, KDH received a Sk50,000 (€1,660) gift from a company called Brantner Nova, which is partially owned by the city of Spišská Nová Ves (Košice region) – and that is illegal. In 2007, the KDH received a gift worth Sk5,000 (€166) from a civic association, which the law also forbids.

"We examined the information today. It turned out to be true and we are prepared to return this money immediately," Krajčovič told journalists.

The KDH has told its offices not to accept such gifts in the future. The party maintains that it did not receive any other illegal gifts, though it hasn't examined other cases except for what’s been publicised. TASR

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

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Another For a Decent Slovakia protest was also joined by farmers

People took to the streets for the eighth time.

Farmers with tractors awaited the protesting crowd at the SNP Square in Bratislava.

Coronations return to Bratislava Photo

This year Bratislava will recall the coronation of Leopold II, the younger son of Maria Theresa.

Bratislava will again enjoy re-enactment of coronation ceremony

Police detain another person in promissory notes case

Ex-director of private broadcaster TV Markíza, Pavol Rusko, was detained shortly after being heard.

Pavol Rusko

Last Week in Slovakia: Farmers staged a protest by driving across the country Audio

Listen to all the headlines from The Slovak Spectator's news podcast.

Farmers also met President Andrej Kiska in Bratislava