Deputy Speaker of Parliament forgot to mention a loan to Sieť in his property return

This will cost him three months salary.

Andrej Hrnčiar (Source: Marek Mrvis, SITA)

Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Andrej Hrnčiar, did not include a loan of €100,000 for the Sieť party in his property return. He lent the party money during his time as a member, informed the pluska.sk website.

However, he did declare the loan in his property return for the year of 2015 which members of parliament submitted in 2016.

Hrnčiar admits his mistake.

“I realized that I forgot about this loan," said Hrnčiar. "I admit my mistake and I am ready to pay the fine imposed by the law.”

Public servants also have to state in property returns, any cash and loans as well as property. Hrnčiar will be fined for his mistake. He will lose three months salary. Last year the monthly gross salary of an MP was about €1,961. Besides this, MPs are entitled to a tax-free lump compensation. For MPs living in Bratislava it is €1,385 euros, for those out of the capital €1,615. Moreover, they receive so-called functional bonuses. Hrnčiar as a deputy speaker of parliament gets more than €300.

Hrnčiar, who also holds the post of the mayor of the town of Martin, should informed the parliamentary committee for conflict of interests about his mistake. The committee will discuss the matter.

The Sieť party has already returned the money to Hrnčiar. It did so after it received its contribution from the state. Each party that receives more than 3 percent in a parliamentary election is entitled to this contribution.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Coalition demands the right of reply for politicians

Politicians ponder new provisions for the Press Code, Speaker of Parliament Danko wants to defend himself against op-eds too.

The ruling coalition (L-R: SNS-Andrej Danko, Smer-Robert Fico. Most-Híd-Béla Bugár).

Maya expert: The world we live in is not the only one possible

Leading Slovak expert contributes to rewriting Maya history.

Milan Kováč

Slovakia’s Pohoda wins two prestigious European festival awards

The festival organiser praised the awards and says they want to continue and improve the quality of the summer festival.

"They united us." - tribute to Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová at Pohoda 2018.

Theresa May at least has the courage to try

May keeps her job because nobody else is capable, or willing, to take on the impossible task of Brexit.

Theresa May