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Slovakia’s governing coalition still cannot agree about the Special Court

Members of the governing coalition still differ in their opinions about the founding and the existence of the Specialised Crime Tribunal to be based in Pezinok which could continue the agenda of the Special Court ruled unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court, the TASR newswire reported.

Members of the governing coalition still differ in their opinions about the founding and the existence of the Specialised Crime Tribunal to be based in Pezinok which could continue the agenda of the Special Court ruled unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court, the TASR newswire reported.

Nevertheless, Prime Minister Robert Fico has appreciated the constructive attitude of the coalition partners to the issue. He said he accepts the opinion of the junior coalition partner Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) which has already announced that if the Specialised Crime Tribunal is passed by parliament, it will turn again to the Constitutional Court. The previous initiative to abolish the Special Court was taken mainly by HZDS deputies.

HZDS chairman Vladimír Mečiar confirmed that members of the coalition democratically and added that in some issues their opinions differ but basically they have agreed on all the issues that will be on the programme of the June session of the parliament starting on June 16, TASR reported.

The leader of another coalition partner, the Slovak National Party’s (SNS) Ján Slota said that deputies for his party are most likely to abstain from voting on the Specialised Crime Tribunal law. In any case they will not support it, TASR reported him as saying.

Compiled by Michaela Stanková from press reports
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