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Fico’s government subsidised firm with Scientology ties

THE ECONOMY Ministry under Smer provided funding to a company whose top representative is a Scientologist. This information surfaced in the presidential campaign after Prime Minister Robert Fico, who is running in the election as Smer’s candidate, repeatedly accused his run-off opponent, Andrej Kiska, of being a scientologist.

THE ECONOMY Ministry under Smer provided funding to a company whose top representative is a Scientologist. This information surfaced in the presidential campaign after Prime Minister Robert Fico, who is running in the election as Smer’s candidate, repeatedly accused his run-off opponent, Andrej Kiska, of being a scientologist.

Head of the non-parliamentary Civic Conservative Party (OKS) Ondrej Dostál announced on March 18 that the company Svidník PPS received a subsidy from the Economy Ministry in May 2013 worth over €48,000, and in January 2014 another worth €185,000, the SITA newswire reported. The company’s owner, CEO and board director, Michal Homza, speaks openly about his affiliation with Scientology, the Sme daily reported.

“State subventions for technologies that do not require a security clearance have nothing in common with the fact that the presidential candidate Kiska was proved to have publicly lied about not being in contact with the Scientology sect,” the ministry’s spokesperson Stanislav Jurikovič responded, as quoted by SITA. Fico’s spokesperson Beatrice Szabóová responded with the same answer.

Source: SITA, Sme

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