Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Interior minister to face another no-confidence motion

The opposition also plans further protests, pointing at non-standard relations between politicians and a businessman.

Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák (Source: Sme)

Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák (Smer) could face another parliamentary no-confidence motion over his alleged ties to businessman Ladislav Bašternák, investigated for tax fraud, with the opposition planning to submit a petition to Speaker of Parliament Andrej Danko (Slovak National Party) on June 24.

If there are 30 signatories to the petition, Danko will have seven days to convene a parliamentary session, the TASR newswire reported.

Read also: Read also:Thousands of people rallied in front of Fico’s residence

Kaliňák has already survived a no-confidence vote over the same case earlier in June, when opposition MPs only (58 out of the 138 present MPs) voted for the minister’s dismissal.

Meanwhile, following a demonstration on June 20, Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) and the Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) with the NOVA movement have announced further protests in front of Prime Minister Robert Fico’s private flat in the Bonaparte residential complex, which is owned by Bašternák. The protests should take place every Monday late in the afternoon for the next six months.

“If people care about the future of this country and their children, they’ll come,” stated OĽaNO-NOVA chairman Igor Matovič, as quoted by TASR, describing the first demonstration on June 20 with thousands of people present as a success.

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

Fico, for his part, has stated that Kaliňák has his trust as well as that of the main governing party Smer, and described the opposition’s activities as ‘hate-driven’.

“I reject the politics of hatred and I’m sorry to see opposition politics being carried into the streets,” Fico said, as quoted by TASR. 

Topic: Corruption & scandals


Top stories

The art of baking Bratislava rolls Photo

Vienna has Sacher torte, Budapest has Somlói galuska and Bratislava has rolls

Ján Šimunek loves Bratislava rolls, especially those filled with poppy seed.

Parties only protect their market share

Rent seeking behavior and a code of loyalty are not the ways to operate a successful democratic political party.

Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák

Fifth ice cathedral open to visitors Photo

The ice cathedral in the High Tatras will be open during the whole winter season.

Slovak wines in museum of world wines Photo

Slovak winemakers gifted 336 bottles to the museum.