Radičová: Trial-and-error period is now over

Now that its first 100 days have passed, her government's 'trial-and-error period' is over, Prime Minister Iveta Radičová declared on Thursday, October 14.

Now that its first 100 days have passed, her government's 'trial-and-error period' is over, Prime Minister Iveta Radičová declared on Thursday, October 14.

"We underwent a period of searching, of setting up the rules of the game, familiarising ourselves with the new environment," said Radičová (SDKÚ), as reported by the TASR newswire. She described it as a stressful period, commenting particularly on the drafting of a state budget under immense time pressure, as well as pressure from discontented citizens.

She pointed out that the current coalition didn't have the traditional 100-day 'honeymoon' afforded to new governments. "We had to deal with the loan to Greece from day one; we had to prepare a state budget that's normally been drafted in April. From day one, we had to address various inherited contracts at all ministries."

She also spoke of her confidence in what she called her high-quality cabinet, which she stressed features individuals who are not so much politicians as competent experts in their fields. The government plans to draft a legislative plan for 2011 by November 15.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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