Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

PM Radičová asks opposition Smer to name candidate to head Public Procurement Office

Prime Minister Iveta Radičová has sent a letter to Robert Fico, the chairman of the opposition Smer party, asking him to submit a name as nominee to head Slovakia’s Public Procurement Office (ÚVO), she told the TASR newswire after a Coalition Council meeting on May 2. Radičová stated that she stressed that the nominee should be an expert, have a clean record and experience with public tenders. According to an unwritten agreement, the post of ÚVO head belongs to an opposition party.

Prime Minister Iveta Radičová has sent a letter to Robert Fico, the chairman of the opposition Smer party, asking him to submit a name as nominee to head Slovakia’s Public Procurement Office (ÚVO), she told the TASR newswire after a Coalition Council meeting on May 2.

Radičová stated that she stressed that the nominee should be an expert, have a clean record and experience with public tenders. According to an unwritten agreement, the post of ÚVO head belongs to an opposition party.

Smer previously nominated Roman Šipoš, who took over the post after the general election in 2010. However, Šipoš resigned on April 11 saying the current situation prevented him from carrying out his duties in accordance with his conscience. He had been criticised in his performance by Radičová after a previous Coalition Council session.

According to the amendment to the Law on Public Procurement, in force from April 2011, parliament both names and withdraws the ÚVO head based on a cabinet proposal. Fico is ready to provide a nominee, the SITA newswire wrote.

Source: TASR, 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

Crematorium in Bratislava is an architectural revelation Photo

Those who have experienced farewells in other crematoria know what makes it special. Now the best work by the architect Ferdinand Milučký is getting a monograph

Crematorium in Bratislava by architect Ferdinand Milučký

What kind of expectations do some Slovaks have for world leaders?

Among EU member states, opinions of the United States declined in all but two — Poland (which makes some sense) and Slovakia (which does not).

Donald Trump

Crates and boxes. Slovaks discover new ways of grocery shopping

Farmer’s boxes are gaining customers in Slovakia as people slowly become more conscious about quality and the origin of the food they eat.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

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

Scandi 4