Eva Mosnákova survived the Holocaust thanks to the bravery of a Slovak family which hid her from the Nazis. Now she runs a club for people like her - Holocaust survivors. However, when President Andrej Kiska on behalf of the State awarded her the Order of Ľudovít Štúr 2nd Class, Far-right People’s Party Our Slovakia MP, Stanislav Mizík, criticized him because Eva Mosnákova is a Jew.
Mizík published on his Facebook page a list of awarded people who are not worthy of state honours due to their Jewish heritage. The Prosecutor's office and police will investigate his words, according to Denník N daily.
“We absolutely condemn such acts,” said Parliament Speaker Andrej Danko of the nationalist Slovak National Party (SNS). “If the extremist and racist acts of MPs persist, we'll undertake disciplinary action again.”
Parliament's mandate and immunity committee previously disciplined Mizík for his allegedly racist comments in the chamber. The committee ordered Mizík to make a public apology at the next House session or face a penalty of €1,000.
12. Jan 2017 at 23:09 | Compiled by Spectator staff