Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

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.

Top stories

Responsible business no longer concerns only charity

The most common activities in Slovakia include fair-mindedness regarding employees, health and safety at work, and environmental protection.

Volunteers from corporate sector help to improve the environment within the initiative Naše Mesto (Our City).

Sporting events surpass philanthropy dimension

These events inspire an active lifestyle and help to develop philanthropy.

Wings for Life attracted more than 155,000 people.

EU cycling support topped second half

Applicants drew more than half of the funds in the first programme round.

Cycling routes in Bratislava.

Spectacular Slovakia: Anti-Ottoman Bastion on film Video

Štiavnické Bane was the centre of the technical, cultural and religious education of the Austria-Hungary monarchy beginning in the 15th century.