Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

All-clear after bomb scare at Finance Ministry

No bomb was found at the Slovak Finance Ministry in Bratislava after an anonymous bomb threat was made by telephone on Monday, April 18. The scare led to the cancellation of a news conference by Finance Minister Ivan Mikloš, who was due to speak about the Tax Directorate/Nitra Invest case and the fate of Tax Directorate head Miroslav Mikulčík, who is Mikloš’s nominee.

No bomb was found at the Slovak Finance Ministry in Bratislava after an anonymous bomb threat was made by telephone on Monday, April 18. The scare led to the cancellation of a news conference by Finance Minister Ivan Mikloš, who was due to speak about the Tax Directorate/Nitra Invest case and the fate of Tax Directorate head Miroslav Mikulčík, who is Mikloš’s nominee.

Prime Minister Iveta Radičová urged Mikulčík to quit last week over a controversial rental contract with Nitra Invest, whose owner is an SDKÚ regional official. Mikloš was paying a working visit to the United States at the time and has since contradicted Radičová’s call.

An as-yet-unidentified caller, reported to be a woman, made the bomb threat, apparently in protest at the high prices of drugs for children, the SITA newswire wrote. The police evacuated and searched the ministry building, but no bomb was found. A police investigation has since begun. The news conference by Mikloš was rescheduled for Tuesday, April 19.

Source: SITA

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

Top stories

The Bratislava airport has competition in Vienna

The airport in Vienna, only about 60 kilometres from the Slovak capital, gains 17 new low-cost airliner flights.

Illustrative stock photo

Surcharges for night, weekend and holiday work will go up in two phases

Social partners agree upon a compromise solution.

Royal chocolate made by Slovak Photo

Some of the chocolate art pieces are decorated with gold or silver.

Giving a voice to those unheard

The Sme daily celebrates 25 years since its founding. It is of immense importance that it remains independent and free, writes its editor-in-chief.