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Pastorek becomes government’s proxy

DEPARTING head of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAV) Jaromír Pastorek will become the new government’s proxy for science, according to a decision passed by the government at its January 14 session.

DEPARTING head of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAV) Jaromír Pastorek will become the new government’s proxy for science, according to a decision passed by the government at its January 14 session.

It is expected that Pastorek will take his new job on January 15, after he will be dismissed from his SAV post, the SITA newswire wrote.

The new proxy will secure the coordination of fulfilling the tasks in supporting and developing research and innovations in compliance with the Strategy of Research and Innovations for Intelligent Specialisation of Slovakia, as well as other relevant strategies, programmes and plans, the TASR newswire wrote.

Pastorek was recalled by the SAV Congress on December 18, after the criticism for his negotiations over the 2015 budget, which was proposed to be lower than this year, as well as bad communication within the institution. He will be replaced by Pavol Šajgalík, elected on January 7. He is also expected to be appointed on January 15, TASR wrote.

Source: SITA, TASR

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports

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