Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

MP accused of plagiarism in drafting parliamentary proposal on Euro cents

The vice-chairman of the non-parliamentary Civil Conservative Party (OKS), Ondrej Dostál, on Monday, March 9, accused MP Jozef Ďuračka, of the governing coalition Slovak National Party (SNS) of plagiarism in preparing his proposal to round off shopping bills to the nearest ten cents, the TASR newswire wrote. Dostál claims that SNS has copied entire paragraphs from OKS materials without citing them as a source. According to Dostál, there are only two differences between the two drafts: OKS proposed rounding off figures to the nearest five cents, according to arithmetic rules, while SNS wants to round figures to the nearest ten cents, while rounding down figures ending in five.

The vice-chairman of the non-parliamentary Civil Conservative Party (OKS), Ondrej Dostál, on Monday, March 9, accused MP Jozef Ďuračka, of the governing coalition Slovak National Party (SNS) of plagiarism in preparing his proposal to round off shopping bills to the nearest ten cents, the TASR newswire wrote.

Dostál claims that SNS has copied entire paragraphs from OKS materials without citing them as a source. According to Dostál, there are only two differences between the two drafts: OKS proposed rounding off figures to the nearest five cents, according to arithmetic rules, while SNS wants to round figures to the nearest ten cents, while rounding down figures ending in five.

SNS spokesperson Jana Benková rejected Dostál's claims as absurd and accused him of trying to promote himself by exploiting the SNS brand. She also warned Dostál that if he attacks the SNS again, the party will ask its lawyer to take action. 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

PM Fico before Smer congress: I don’t want to run for president

At the party congress, vice-chairman of the ruling party, Marek Maďarič, has been replaced by Richard Raši. Otherwise, no major changes have taken place.

L-R: PM Robert Fico, outgoing Žilina governor adn Smer vice-chair Juraj Blanár, Culture Minister and resigned vice-chair Marke Maďarič, and his successor in party position, Košice Mayor Richard Raši at Decemebr 9 congress.

The increasingly rare wood grouse is being driven out of Slovakia's forests

Foresters plant too many trees in bare areas destroying the natural habitat of western capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus).

Wood grouse

Automation is finding its way

Autonomous vehicles and process connections through Logistics 4.0 are the biggest trends in Slovakia.

Online retailer Amazon opened its new returns centre in Sereď in mid-November.