Parliamentary committee deadlocked over Sulík flight

Parliament’s conflict of interest committee on Tuesday, September 14, found itself deadlocked over whether to impose a penalty on Speaker of Parliament Richard Sulík (Freedom and Solidarity/SaS party) for a flight in a private plane to Salzburg, Austria, which he accepted earlier this year.

Parliament’s conflict of interest committee on Tuesday, September 14, found itself deadlocked over whether to impose a penalty on Speaker of Parliament Richard Sulík (Freedom and Solidarity/SaS party) for a flight in a private plane to Salzburg, Austria, which he accepted earlier this year.

The ruling coalition proposed that the proceedings be halted, while the opposition demanded further explanation of the flight. In the end, however, the committee did not adopt any resolution and Sulík will not therefore lose up to a year’s salary – the potential penalty if his flight were to be defined as the taking of a gift by a public official. Committee chair Renáta Zmajkovičová (Smer) told the TASR newswire that MPs would return to the issue at their next session.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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