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“There is probably no one who would believe the story that someone brought €12 million in cash in briefcases.”

President Andrej Kiska(Source: TASR)

President Andrej Kiska said in his state of the republic speech, referring to the recent corruption scandal known as the Bašternák case. It concerns the excessive VAT refunds granted to businessman Ladislav Bašternák’s firm BL-202 under dubious conditions.

Read also:Kiska: Public trust in state hits new low

Recently, OĽaNO-NOVA MPs brought 24 shopping bags filled with fake 100-euro bills worth €12 million to the parliament. Party's chair Igor Matovič said the bills altogether weighed about 120 kg and said it was absurd for someone to pay in this way.

Read also:Kaliňák survives the no-confidence vote (UPDATE)

 

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