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Slovak president doesn't want to dismiss hospitalised minister

Outgoing Environment Minister Viliam Turský remains in hospital, ministry spokesperson Jana Kaplanová said on August 25, adding that she doesn't have any further information concerning his state of health.

Outgoing Environment Minister Viliam Turský remains in hospital, ministry spokesperson Jana Kaplanová said on August 25, adding that she doesn't have any further information concerning his state of health.

According to President Ivan Gašparovič's spokesperson Marek Trubač, the Presidential Office doesn't have any problem when it comes to dismissing Turský, but the president would prefer to wait until he is released from hospital. "He isn't yet prepared to take part in the act of dismissal," added Trubač.

Turský was admitted to hospital on Wednesday night, reporting that he had slipped on a wooden floor and injured his head. Prime Minister Robert Fico had announced the day before that he intended to dismiss him and take the ministry away from his coalition partner the Slovak National Party (SNS), pointing to its repeated inability to manage its tasks. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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