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Sulík: Králik will be dismissed

The director of heating company Zvolenská Teplárenská, Juraj Králik, who was nominated by Freedom and Solidarity (SaS), will be summarily dismissed, SaS chairman Richard Sulík confirmed to the media on Tuesday, January 25.

The director of heating company Zvolenská Teplárenská, Juraj Králik, who was nominated by Freedom and Solidarity (SaS), will be summarily dismissed, SaS chairman Richard Sulík confirmed to the media on Tuesday, January 25.

“I didn’t know there were suspicions of some shady trades in emissions,” Sulík told journalists. He added that it is not in the interest of SaS to be “put to shame like this”. He was speaking in reaction to a warning by Prime Minister Iveta Radičová’s about the nominee in question earlier in the day. “I think all is clear here,” Sulík remarked, as quoted by the TASR newswire. He added that SaS will always take action if it discovers missteps made by its nominees.

Radičová pointed out to Sulík that Králik had worked in 2008 as director of the Žilinská Teplárenská heating company, having been nominated by the Slovak National Party (SNS). During his tenure, a sale of emissions quotas took place that is reported to have cost the state more than €800,000. According to the Sme daily, the heating company in 2009 was in the portfolio of state companies controlled by the SNS, with the wife of Milan Vendrinský, a businessman linked to SNS chairman Ján Slota, sitting on the board of directors and Slota’s own daughter Alžbeta Porubcová as a member of its supervisory board. After the general election in 2010, Králik became an SaS nominee for the post of director of Zvolenská Teplárenská.

Source: TASR, Sme

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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