Even 21 years after the Velvet Revolution, people in Slovakia are unhappy about corruption, cronyism, unequal opportunities and a lack of respect for the law, Prime Minister Iveta Radičová said at a press conference on Wednesday, November 17. The press conference, which marked Slovakia’s Day of the Fight for Freedom and Democracy, was attended by government members and Parliamentary Speaker Richard Sulík.
“Although fundamental, historic changes have been made over the 21 years of freedom and democracy – and we live in a state with parliamentary democracy that has quickly managed to integrate into elite European and global political, economic and security structures – people often have the justified feeling that some residue from the former regime still hasn’t been eliminated,” Radičová said, as quoted by the TASR newswire. Radičová reiterated her government’s commitment to promote the principles of a state based on the rule of law.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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18. Nov 2010 at 15:00