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Few people show up to protest against ESM ratification

About twenty people gathered outside the parliament building in Bratislava on June 19 to protest against ratification of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) ratification, the TASR newswire wrote. The protesters claim the money in the ESM mechanism will be used to boost big European banks and want a public vote on the matter. While some MPs were unaware of the protest, others entered the parliament without paying any attention to the protesters, who brought drums, whistles and banners along. Earlier in the day, Speaker of Parliament Pavol Paška said that Slovakia may join the list of countries to ratify the ESM agreement this Thursday. Slovakia's cash deposit into the ESM would be €659.2 million and the total amount of Slovakia's commitments would be €5.768 billion, TASR wrote.

About twenty people gathered outside the parliament building in Bratislava on June 19 to protest against ratification of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) ratification, the TASR newswire wrote. The protesters claim the money in the ESM mechanism will be used to boost big European banks and want a public vote on the matter.

While some MPs were unaware of the protest, others entered the parliament without paying any attention to the protesters, who brought drums, whistles and banners along. Earlier in the day, Speaker of Parliament Pavol Paška said that Slovakia may join the list of countries to ratify the ESM agreement this Thursday. Slovakia's cash deposit into the ESM would be €659.2 million and the total amount of Slovakia's commitments would be €5.768 billion, TASR wrote.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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