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Harabin: Parliamentary debate will reveal Lipšic’s true nature

Justice Minister Štefan Harabin (HZDS) has said on August 27 that the debate over the no-confidence motion initiated against him by his predecessor, Daniel Lipšic (KDH), will reveal the most about Lipšic’s true nature.

Justice Minister Štefan Harabin (HZDS) has said on August 27 that the debate over the no-confidence motion initiated against him by his predecessor, Daniel Lipšic (KDH), will reveal the most about Lipšic’s true nature.

Lipšic has accused Harabin of friendly relations with the alleged Albanian drug trafficker Baki Sadiki in the 1990s.

"I'm already looking forward to how the lies perpetrated by Lipšic, who has some psychological issues and was going to hockey matches with the alleged Mafia boss Jozef Svoboda, will come to light," Harabin said, referring to Lipšic's presence in the VIP section at the Hockey World Championship match in Prague in 2005.

Lipšic responded: "Immediately after I learned about his (Svoboda's) presence from my bodyguards, I left and later on I wrote a letter to the-then Slovak ambassador to the Czech Republic complaining about the presence of persons suspected of criminal activities in seats assigned to Slovak officials."

Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák (Smer-SD) has said the allegations against Harabin don’t relate in any way to his performance as justice minister.

"The case is 14 years old and we have said everything that is to be said about it," Kaliňák said.

The debate on the no-confidence motion is set for next week. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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