Slovak parliamentary committee to ask Smer to correct its 2009 accounting

The chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for Finance, Budget and Currency, Jozef Burian, will write to his own Smer party to correct an apparent shortcomings in its accounting for last year. "I received an e-mail about this yesterday at 11.25pm and I am going to write to them and give them a notice as I do in cases involving other parties," Burian told the SITA newswire on May 19.

The chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for Finance, Budget and Currency, Jozef Burian, will write to his own Smer party to correct an apparent shortcomings in its accounting for last year. "I received an e-mail about this yesterday at 11.25pm and I am going to write to them and give them a notice as I do in cases involving other parties," Burian told the SITA newswire on May 19.

The Fair-Play Alliance turned to the Parliamentary Committee for Finance, Budget and Currency based on information published by the Sme daily. According to the daily, the internet website of Smer's regional organisation in Prešov listed a sponsorship donation for the party dated September 18, 2009, from the Movyrob Prešov company. The owner of the company, Miroslav Mularčík, confirmed to the daily that the company made a donation to the party. The contribution, however, is not featured in the party’s annual report for 2009 among received donations, the alliance points out.

Head of the Fair-Play Alliance Zuzana Wienk said that in line with the law on political parties and political movements, annual reports must include all donations to a party. The legislation stipulates that parliament will call on the party to eliminate uncovered shortcomings. The Finance Ministry should halt funding for the party's operation from the state budget until the shortcomings are eliminated.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: Security Council will meet to discuss nationwide testing

Overview of news from Monday, October 19, 2020.

PM Igor Matovič announcing some details about nationwide testing on October 18.

PM wants to test everyone, Kotleba already positive in neo-Nazism

Nationwide testing is less utopian than the blackout but it is driven by the same ambition.

PM Igor Matovič shows the antigen testing kit that should be used in the nationwide testing project in Slovakia.

Matovič keeps falling. The effect of the dispute with its coalition partner is hard to guess

The senior coalition party was defeated by ex-PM Pellegrini’s movement, the Focus poll shows.

PM Igor Matovič

UPDATED: Nationwide testing will be secured by the army

Foreigners living in Slovakia will be able to get tested too.

Illustrative stock photo