Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said on June 6 that concerns that the turnout of Slovaks for the elections to the European Parliament will be under the European average will likely be fulfilled, according to daily Sme.
“I think that we have not told the public enough about what the European Parliament is doing,” Fico pondered, as reported by Sme.
However, according to the daily, Fico also blamed media for the level of disinterest by citizens.
“I will be frank with you – it happened to me yesterday – I stopped a person I know and asked him whether he will go to vote,” Fico told Sme. “He said – for what, for that Sk500,000 salary they will be making? Someone has created this image, so [the media] should do some self-reflection.”
Then the prime minister walked away, Sme wrote.
7. Jun 2009 at 9:00