Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Penta official comments that context of the Gorilla file is a fiction

Jaroslav Haščák, one of the individuals from Penta financial group mentioned in the so-called Gorilla file said he has visited the flat on Vazovova Street, which has been described as a meeting place between businessmen and politicians of the second government of Mikuláš Dzurinda (2002-2006), only twice and he never met any politicians there, according to an interview conducted by the Sme daily.

Jaroslav Haščák, one of the individuals from Penta financial group mentioned in the so-called Gorilla file said he has visited the flat on Vazovova Street, which has been described as a meeting place between businessmen and politicians of the second government of Mikuláš Dzurinda (2002-2006), only twice and he never met any politicians there, according to an interview conducted by the Sme daily.

“The persons are real, the transactions are real, some connections are real,” Haščák responded when asked whether Gorilla file, the document allegedly made by the Slovak Information Service (SIS) intelligence agency which pertains to the high-level political corruption, is true.

“The context is not real. We did not corrupt any politician or publicly-known person. Not I or anyone from Penta. We did not have a reason to bribe them,” Haščák stated, as quoted by Sme.

He rejected all accusations of corruption, adding that he has not stolen a single euro from the state.

Haščák, one of the owners of the Penta financial group, invited journalists from only some selected media to his press conference, where he explained that he was advised by some of his colleagues not to talk about the case immediately after the Gorilla file surfaced on the internet and that he should wait for better time.

Source: Sme

Compiled by Radka Minarechová 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