Smer MEP Flašíková-Beňová slammed for supporting Crimea referendum

THE RULING Smer party should not run the current MEP Monika Flašíková-Beňová on its slate for the upcoming elections to the European Parliament, SDKÚ chairman Pavol Frešo said in reaction to the MEP’s statements on the referendum in Crimea, the TASR newswire reported.

THE RULING Smer party should not run the current MEP Monika Flašíková-Beňová on its slate for the upcoming elections to the European Parliament, SDKÚ chairman Pavol Frešo said in reaction to the MEP’s statements on the referendum in Crimea, the TASR newswire reported.

Flašiková Beňová said on March 17 that it is irresponsible not to recognise the Crimea referendum.

"Ms Flašíková is disgracing Slovakia by making these statements, because as number two on the slate for the European elections she can't express views that run contrary to the entire government, but also the opposition,” Frešo said, as quoted by TASR, adding that the EU rejected the results of the referendum, so it's shocking when a long-term MEP says she respects the results.

At the same time, SDKÚ vice-chairman Ivan Štefanec, who tops the party’s slate for the EP elections, called Flašíková’s statements scandalous, given the fact that the EU foreign affairs minister, including Slovakia’s Miroslav Lajčák, are united in their rejection of the referendum in Crimea.

“I'm convinced that she should apologise to Slovak citizens for these outrageous statements," said Štefanec, as quoted by TASR.

Source: TASR

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

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between April 19 and April 28, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Easter market

Dual quality in the EU will be punished

Slovakia’s Agriculture Ministry welcomed the change, calling it a victory.

Food prices keep falling.

Blog: Bringing top business minds and students together

Martin Kardoš of CSI Leasing introduces the Mentor Network Program aimed at pairing young talents with experienced mentors from the business world.

Martin Kardoš, Managing Director CEE at CSI Leasing, at one of the Mentor Network Program events.