If the opposition decides to submit no-confidence motions against Construction Minister Marián Janušek (Slovak National Party/SNS) and Finance Minister Ján Počiatek (Smer-SD), it will do so during the current parliamentary session, KDH chairman Pavol Hrušovský said on November 27. He added that KDH MPs have already begun to draw up the no-confidence motion proposal. He also expressed interest in results of the parliamentary financial committee research at the Construction Ministry.
Media reported recently that Janušek's ministry signed agreements on assistance in withdrawing Eurofunds with Avocat and Zamedia - companies that are allegedly close to SNS leader Ján Slota. Meanwhile, the Bratislava Trade Center, which is co-owned by Počiatek, was alleged to buy land almost in the centre of Bratislava from the state-owned Slovak Electric Transmission System, which is run by Smer-SD nominees, without a tender. The sale was also approved by the Economy Ministry, which is, too, headed by a Smer nominee (Ľubomír Jahnátek). The transaction was stopped on November 27, however, by another Smer-controlled body - the National Property Fund (FNM) - after some journalists started to poke around the case.
Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) said on November 25 that he would have no trouble sacking a minister who had made a serious mistake in a tendering process. TASR
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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28. Nov 2008 at 14:00