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Fico’s advisory team is named

VLADIMÍR Faič, the deputy chairman of the ruling Smer party’s parliamentary caucus, will head the council of advisors to Prime Minister Robert Fico appointed on July 3, the TASR newswire reported.

VLADIMÍR Faič, the deputy chairman of the ruling Smer party’s parliamentary caucus, will head the council of advisors to Prime Minister Robert Fico appointed on July 3, the TASR newswire reported.

Faič held the same post during Fico’s first stint in power, between 2006 and 2010.

Peter Staněk was appointed advisor for macro-economics and strategy, Pavol Kárász for economy and forecasts, Peter Magvaši (labour minister in 1998-2002) for economic and social policies and Eduard Metke for energy. Peter Bielik will offer insights into 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 for justice Eduard Barány.

The council of advisors will serve as a consulting and supervisory group for the government, helping steer its activities towards the plans and goals set out in its programme statement, TASR wrote.

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