Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) leader Richard Sulík did not attend the session of the Coalition Council on Tuesday, September 21, at which the affair involving state secretaries Martin Chren (SaS) and Ivan Švejna (Most-Híd) was set to be discussed, Sulík's personal secretary Tatiana Tóthová told the TASR newswire.
“Mr. Sulík is abroad,” said Tóthová, adding that the ‘Hayek Group case’ is a closed matter as far as SaS is concerned. Sulík has allegedly discussed the issue with Prime Minister Iveta Radičová (Slovak Democratic and Christian Union, SDKÚ) and told her that SaS sees no reason for Chren to resign. SaS chairman Sulík earlier conceded that the contract in question should not have been signed in the first place, but “as soon as Chren found out about it, he cancelled it”. He behaved in an honest way, and therefore there is no reason for his dismissal, according to Sulík. He stressed that it is only logical for the Hayek Foundation, which provides analyses for businesses, to try to win contracts.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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22. Sep 2010 at 10:00