Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Cabinet: Prime Minister Radičová should represent Slovakia at eurozone summit

Prime Minister Iveta Radičová should head the Slovak delegation to the eurozone summit in Brussels on October 23, according to a draft submitted by the Foreign Affairs Ministry and approved by the cabinet on Wednesday, October 19. However, it may be that Radičová is by then no longer prime minister, given that her government lost a confidence vote in parliament on October 11. Its status is currently being discussed.

Prime Minister Iveta Radičová should head the Slovak delegation to the eurozone summit in Brussels on October 23, according to a draft submitted by the Foreign Affairs Ministry and approved by the cabinet on Wednesday, October 19. However, it may be that Radičová is by then no longer prime minister, given that her government lost a confidence vote in parliament on October 11. Its status is currently being discussed.

Radičová said, as reported by the SITA newswire, that she cannot rule out the possibility that President Ivan Gašparovič will dismiss her cabinet in line with the constitution as early as Friday. "I have already spoken to EU President Herman Van Rompuy, and I shall also talk to European Commission President José Manuel Barroso. It is expected that the Slovak prime minister will participate in the summit, regardless of who this shall be. That's the way it should be," Radičová said.

According to her, if Gašparovič dismisses the government on Friday, he will also have to decide who should participate in the summit. "Of course, leaving the chair empty is one solution," Radičová added. A week ago, parliament failed to support the government in a confidence vote on extension of the EFSF eurozone bailout mechanism. The leaders of Slovakia’s political parties have not yet agreed who should lead the country until elections are held in March next year.

Source: 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.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Slovakia is the first country to test a new VAT refund app

Getting money back for buying souvenirs in Slovakia will be easier - there will be an app.

Illustrative Stock Photo

Prosecution has found errancies in criminal files related to self-employed farmers

General prosecutor feels that some prosecutors in the east of Slovakia follow their own conscience and opinion and not valid legislation.

General prosecutor Jaromír Čižnár

Begin afresh

I’m not sure if there is a typical Canadian way to get married.

Homophobic banners attributed to Ján Mrva give rise to criminal complaint

The Bratislava Mayoral candidate denies being behind the banners but has not condemned the contents argues NGO.

Ján Mrva