Eleonora Macková, chair of the petition committee against the building of a mega-casino in the outskirts of Bratislava – a project which had been promoted by former finance minister Ján Počiatek – presented a public petition with 125,640 signatures to Speaker of Slovak Parliament Richard Sulík (SaS) on September 7, the TASR newswire reported.
Sulík pledged to do his best to have the issue discussed in Parliament, saying that the petition will be discussed in parliament if a special commission finds that the petition complies with the law, TASR wrote.
The petition drive was launched by religious organisations and civil associations on December 22 last year in the Bratislava borough of Petržalka. Mária Guregová, a member of the committee, said that she is happy with the number of signatures collected, which she said demonstrates that the public does not want people to take up gambling.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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8. Sep 2010 at 10:00