EPP mentions Smer’s populism in connection with extremist’s success

THE RESULT of the run-off for regional governor in Banská Bystrica which saw extremist Marian Kotleba win, is “a serious blow to democracy in Slovakia, but hopefully it is only a temporary one”, the President of the European People’s Party (EPP) Joseph Daul commented.

THE RESULT of the run-off for regional governor in Banská Bystrica which saw extremist Marian Kotleba win, is “a serious blow to democracy in Slovakia, but hopefully it is only a temporary one”, the President of the European People’s Party (EPP) Joseph Daul commented.

“In this respect, I deeply regret the populist statements of Socialist Prime Minister Robert Fico and his party during the election campaign, which aimed at dividing Slovak citizens along ethnic lines,” Daul wrote in his official statement, adding that the prime minister “has a responsibility to draw from the unfortunate consequences of his party’s populist campaign, which fuelled the rise of extremism in one of Slovakia’s regions”.

EPP is a grouping of centre-right parties in the European Parliament, of which four of Slovakia’s opposition parties are members: The Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH), Most-Híd and Party of Hungarian Communities (SMK).

Source: EPP

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

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Opposition fails to recall Education Minister Lubyová

The reason was the dubious distribution of the state's stimuli for science and research.

Education Minister Martina Lubyová (SNS nominee)

Foreigners in Slovakia promote the ice hockey world championship

In videos, they tell fans from abroad that Slovakia has much to offer.

Mascot of 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Slovakia, bear Macejko.

Caregiver Dušan, a breadwinning father working in Austria, will earn €6,000 less this year

The Austrian government has cut down child benefits for Slovak parents working in Austria if their children live in Slovakia. The European Commission regards the measure to be discriminatory.

The Valach family

Nine judges left the Constitutional Court. How will it work?

The court now has only four active judges and has published new work schedule.

Constitutional Court in Košice