Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Constitutional Court refused President Kiska’s proposal

Slovak President Andrej Kiska has repeatedly contested at the Constitutional Court (CC) the alleged bias of its justice Jana Baricová – whom he personally picked for the position – in connection with her role to decide over the complaints of three unsuccessful candidates for the CC post whom Kiska refused to appoint last year due to lack of experience.

Slovak President Andrej Kiska has repeatedly contested at the Constitutional Court (CC) the alleged bias of its justice Jana Baricová – whom he personally picked for the position – in connection with her role to decide over the complaints of three unsuccessful candidates for the CC post whom Kiska refused to appoint last year due to lack of experience.

Of the six candidates picked by the ruling Smer party, Kiska chose only Baricová, while refusing Eva Fulcová, Ján Bernát, Juraj Sopoliga, Miroslav Ďuriš and – nominated later – Imrich Volkai.

The president claimed that their complaints go against her appointment, the Sme daily wrote on January 24.

Moreover, Kiska also wants Baricová to testify in the case as a witness which means that she cannot be there as a judge, Kiska’s advisor Ján Mazák said for the Sme daily. The CC, however, has turned down his complaints.

The panel of Peter Brňák does not think Baricová is biased, and Baricová herself does not want to be excluded. Kiska says that the court ruled on something he had not actually objected, instead of evaluating his arguments.

(Source: Sme)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

EC: Focus on education and labour market

Some recommendations remain the same as last year.

Illustrative stock photo

No Slovaks among the victims of Manchester attack so far

The representatives of Slovakia have expressed their sympathy to the families of the victims.

Police guard close to the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Britain, on May 23, 2017, a day after an explosion.

Slovak paralympic athletes win gold and bronze at World Championship

Three Slovaks became world champions in table tennis in the TM2 category at the World Paralympic Championship in Bratislava.

L-R: Ján Riapoš, Martin Ludrovský in the Slovakia-Taiwan match at the paralympic world championship, May 19.

It's not your Slovakia, Bystrica protesters told Kotleba

President Andrej Kiska spoke to the crowd at the protest gathering, asking Slovaks what kind of country they want to have.