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Slovakia’s speaker of parliament reacts to Hungarian official’s comments

The speaker of Slovakia’s parliament, Richard Sulík from the Freedom and Solidarity party, termed statements made by his Hungarian counterpart, László Kövér, to the Hospodárske noviny (HN) newspaper “insults and lies”, the SITA newswire reported. On June 8, Sulík said that Kövér had lied and degraded Slovak citizens, the Sme daily wrote.

The speaker of Slovakia’s parliament, Richard Sulík from the Freedom and Solidarity party, termed statements made by his Hungarian counterpart, László Kövér, to the Hospodárske noviny (HN) newspaper “insults and lies”, the SITA newswire reported. On June 8, Sulík said that Kövér had lied and degraded Slovak citizens, the Sme daily wrote.

HN had written that Kövér said that he understood that Slovaks did not want to give up artworks they had acquired based on the Trianon Treaty. “If he wants to re-open and revise the results of World War I and World War II, he can address the winning empires,” Sulík said.

Sulík also condemned Kövér’s statement that during the construction of the Gabčíkovo dam on the Danube River that the borders of the two states were shifted and Budapest could have called on its army. “Threatening is not part of good neighbours’ relationships,” Sulík said, as quoted by Sme.

The vice-chair of the Smer opposition party, Marek Maďarič, condemned Kövér’s comments on June 7, MPs from Most-Híd party refused to comment, and the chairman of the opposition Slovak National Party, Ján Slota, said Kövér's comments were shocking and had humiliated Slovakia.

Slovak Foreign Affairs Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda from the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) said he considers Kövér’s statements inconsiderate and inappropriate. "Anyway, they were inconsiderate, inappropriate and pose not even a minimal threat to Slovakia," Dzurinda told SITA.

Source: SITA, Sme

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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