Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Governing parties reject opposition's anti-crisis proposals

The three governing-coalition parties - Smer, the Slovak National Party (SNS) and the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) - at a meeting on Tuesday, February 3, rejected two opposition proposals for tackling the effects of the economic crisis, opposition Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) caucus leader Stanislav Janiš said after the session.

The three governing-coalition parties - Smer, the Slovak National Party (SNS) and the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) - at a meeting on Tuesday, February 3, rejected two opposition proposals for tackling the effects of the economic crisis, opposition Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) caucus leader Stanislav Janiš said after the session.

"We proposed that two points be added to the (next) parliamentary session - a debate on measures aimed at strengthening the economy and creating new jobs during the economic crisis, and measures aimed at reducing energy dependency on Russia. Both proposals were rejected," Janiš told the TASR newswire.

According to Janis, if the opposition isn't able to get the proposals included on the schedule of the 32nd ordinary parliamentary session, the SDKÚ, and the other two opposition parties in parliament, the Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) and Christian-Democratic Movement (KDH), will discuss the possible convening of an extraordinary parliamentary session to deal with the issue.

The speaker of parliament, Pavol Paška (Smer), accused the opposition parties of pursuing politics with its proposals. "I don't know why we should need special time in the schedule," he said. 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.

Top stories

Crates and boxes. Slovaks discover new ways of grocery shopping

Farmer’s boxes are gaining customers in Slovakia as people slowly become more conscious about quality and the origin of the food they eat.

Blog: Are flying cars coming to the skies?

At least 19 companies, including a Slovak one, are currently developing flying car planes, but there are still many issues that must be worked out.

AeroMobil

What kind of expectations do some Slovaks have for world leaders?

Among EU member states, opinions of the United States declined in all but two — Poland (which makes some sense) and Slovakia (which does not).

Donald Trump

The biggest antiquarian bookshop from Leopoldov is stored in Trnava Photo

The new year could bring a new cultural centre in antiquarian bookshop.

Archive photo