Fico distances himself from Harabin's anti-Semitic statements

Prime Minister Robert Fico has dissociated himself from Justice Minister Štefan Harabin's statements about KDH MP Daniel Lipšic’s ancestry, Fico's spokesperson Silvia Glendová said on September 9.

Prime Minister Robert Fico has dissociated himself from Justice Minister Štefan Harabin's statements about KDH MP Daniel Lipšic’s ancestry, Fico's spokesperson Silvia Glendová said on September 9.

She was reacting to an appeal from Martin Bútora (former Slovak ambassador to the U.S.A.) and other signatories to the country’s three leading authorities (president, parliamentary chairman and the prime minister).

Following a parliamentary debate on a no-confidence motion that Lipšic had initiated against him, Harabin accused Lipšic of not acknowledging his Jewish ancestry and likened him to a Nazi of Jewish origin. [Further details are available in previous editions of flash news. - ed. note] 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.

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