Environment Minister József Nagy (Most-Híd), speaking after a government session on Thursday, May 26, wondered aloud about what Deputy General Prosecutor Dobroslav Trnka was doing driving his private car on a road along a Danube River embankment that is supposed to be closed to everyone except the police, security personnel and water company staff.
The Sme daily had reported earlier the same day that the former general prosecutor had been given permission to use the road by the government proxy for the Gabčíkovo Dam, Gabriel Jenčík. Use of the road allows Trnka to avoid traffic jams when commuting into Bratislava. Officially, Trnka has been providing "supervision of incomplete investments at the Gabčíkovo Dam". Nagy said that if Jenčík was able to provide a reasonable explanation as to why he had granted the permit to Trnka, he would be satisfied, but such exceptions turn Slovakia into a banana republic, and he will certainly look into the case more closely. The minister also indicated that he needs to resolve the powers enjoyed by Jenčík, with whom he doesn't have ideal relations, and who is – curiously – still legally subject to former vice-prime minister Dusan Čaplovič (Smer), who served as interim environment minister for a few months before last year's general election.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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27. May 2011 at 10:00