Prime Minister Robert Fico appointed a council of advisors on July 4 the TASR newswire reported based on information from the Government Office’s press department.
The council will be chaired by Fico's long-time colleague, MP and Smer caucus vice-chair Vladimír Faic, who held the same post during Fico's first government (2006-10).
Peter Staněk was appointed advisor for macroeconomics and strategy, Pavol Kárász for economy and forecasts, Peter Magvaši (former minister of labour, social affairs and family 1998-2002 from the Party of the Democratic Left (SDĽ)) for economic and social policies, Eduard Metke for energy, and Peter Bielik for agriculture and rural development policies.
The new advisor for transport is Peter Ondroušek, for health care Milan Dragula, for education Libor Vozár, for science Jaromír Pastorek, for culture Gabriela Rothmayerová, for foreign affairs Juraj Migaš and Eduard Barány for justice.
The council of advisors will serve as consultants and a supervisory group for the government, helping steer its activities towards the plans and goals included in the government’s programme statement.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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5. Jul 2012 at 10:00