Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

PM Radičová states that ministers are free to choose their advisors

The selection of ministry advisors is fully in the power of individual ministers, Prime Minister Iveta Radičová said after a Coalition Council meeting on May 2, the TASR newswire reported. She spoke in response to Finance Minister Ivan Mikloš’s decision to appoint the former general director of Slovakia’s Tax Directorate, Miroslav Mikulčík, as an advisor at the ministry.

The selection of ministry advisors is fully in the power of individual ministers, Prime Minister Iveta Radičová said after a Coalition Council meeting on May 2, the TASR newswire reported.

She spoke in response to Finance Minister Ivan Mikloš’s decision to appoint the former general director of Slovakia’s Tax Directorate, Miroslav Mikulčík, as an advisor at the ministry.

"Selection of advisors is fully in power of every minister and the (Finance) Minister bears full responsibility for his choice," said Radičová as quoted by TASR. She refused to offer any further comments.

Mikloš informed the coalition partners about further steps that will be made about the Kosice Tax Directorate office and submitted an analysis on the benefits of moving the tax bureaus into a single building. According to Most-Hid chair Béla Bugár, the finance minister will inform the public about specific steps at a press conference on May 3.

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.

Top stories

Lack of experts challenges ICT sector

To maintain the competitiveness, the Slovak government must support digitising the economy and take a positive stance towards the ICT sector, according to experts.

Illustrative stock photo

Roma civil patrols will continue

The Interior Ministry allocated €10 million for the project.

Roma patrols in Veľká Lomnica.

Our exit from the EU will not weaken our links

The UK has no intention of undermining the stability of the EU, nor do we want to become more distant to our European neighbours, including those here in Slovakia, the ambassador writes.

Flags displayed on a tourist stall, backdropped by the Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower containing the bell know as Big Ben, in London.

Germans will distribute cars from Nitra’s JRL plant

The state-run freight carrier Cargo did not succeed in its bid, but is still discussing the distribution of suborders with the German firm.

Jaguar Land Rover’s construction site