Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

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
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Bratislava councillors want gambling regulation, not ban

Seventeen councillors do not agree with total prohibition of gambling in the capital, they want to continue in its strict regulation.

Unemployment rate keeps decreasing

Positive development of Slovakia’s economy seen behind the decrease.

European Investment Bank supported Slovakia with €918 million in 2016

2016 was a successful year for the EIB Group in Slovakia, said EIB Vice-President Vazil Hudák.

Vazil Hudák

Slovak film won Crystal Bear at Berlinale

The film Little Harbour that won the Generation Kplus section – beating movies from many other countries - is the work of (mostly) Slovak women.

Director of Little Harbour, Iveta Grófová, with the Cristal Bear