SDKÚ’s presidium to discuss divergent views of Radičová and Mikloš

Prime Minister Iveta Radičová on April 18 confirmed that she and Finance Minister Ivan Mikloš (both from the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ)) differ in their views regarding the Tax Directorate general director’s share of responsibility for a questioned rental agreement for offices of the directorate in Košice, the TASR newswire reported. "I've asked the SDKÚ chairman (Mikuláš Dzurinda) to call a session of the party's presidium as the views of the Finance Minister and me are diverging when it comes to the Tax Directorate general director's responsibility," reads a statement released by Radičová. Radičová urged Mikulčík on April 16 take responsibility for the controversy, indirectly calling for his resignation. On April 18, however, Mikloš said that he continued to trust Mikulčík and called on him to stay in his post. Radičová's position was echoed by the co-governing Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) on April 18. The head of its parliamentary caucus, Pavol Hrušovský, said that there is no reason why Mikulčík should disobey the prime minister's call for his resignation.

Prime Minister Iveta Radičová on April 18 confirmed that she and Finance Minister Ivan Mikloš (both from the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ)) differ in their views regarding the Tax Directorate general director’s share of responsibility for a questioned rental agreement for offices of the directorate in Košice, the TASR newswire reported.

"I've asked the SDKÚ chairman (Mikuláš Dzurinda) to call a session of the party's presidium as the views of the Finance Minister and me are diverging when it comes to the Tax Directorate general director's responsibility," reads a statement released by Radičová. Radičová urged Mikulčík on April 16 take responsibility for the controversy, indirectly calling for his resignation. On April 18, however, Mikloš said that he continued to trust Mikulčík and called on him to stay in his post.

Radičová's position was echoed by the co-governing Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) on April 18. The head of its parliamentary caucus, Pavol Hrušovský, said that there is no reason why Mikulčík should disobey the prime minister's call for his resignation.

Hrušovský said it is not important to KDH at this point whether Mikulčík enjoys Mikloš's trust, adding that the party ascribes more importance to what Hrušovský called Radicova's determined stance. He stated that KDH will request Mikloš to provide further explanation on the issue.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between April 19 and April 28, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Easter market

Dual quality in the EU will be punished

Slovakia’s Agriculture Ministry welcomed the change, calling it a victory.

Food prices keep falling.

Blog: Bringing top business minds and students together

Martin Kardoš of CSI Leasing introduces the Mentor Network Program aimed at pairing young talents with experienced mentors from the business world.

Martin Kardoš, Managing Director CEE at CSI Leasing, at one of the Mentor Network Program events.