Educator’s name floated as possible new Environment Minister

Jozef Medveď, the vice-chancellor of a private college in Banská Bystrica could be named the new Environment Minister in Slovakia, the news-only television channel TA3 announced on Saturday, October 24.

Jozef Medveď, the vice-chancellor of a private college in Banská Bystrica could be named the new Environment Minister in Slovakia, the news-only television channel TA3 announced on Saturday, October 24.

In an interview with TA3, the spokesperson for main coalition party Smer, Katarina Kližanová-Rýsová, confirmed that the party is looking into naming a replacement for acting Environment Minister Dušan Čaplovič, who is currently also Deputy Premier for European Affairs, Human Rights and Minorities. She said that the party intends to choose a non-partisan candidate.

Čaplovič refused to comment. He replaced Viliam Turský, who was dismissed by Prime Minister Robert Fico in the wake of the carbon-dioxide emissions quota controversy. Following Turský's removal, Fico took the ministry away from his coalition partner the Slovak National Party (SNS), pointing to what he called the repeated inability of SNS nominees to handle decision-making processes there. TA3

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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