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Danko receives fine of €2,650

SNS chairman did not admit to party loan in his property return; he also omitted to declare a mortgage.

Andrej Danko(Source: TASR)

The parliamentary committee for conflict of functions imposed a fine on the chairman of the Slovak national party (SNS) Andrej Danko, on February 7, amounting to three times the average monthly salary of the Slovak economy for 2015, i.e. almost €2,650.

Before the general election in 2015, Danko gave a loan of €293,100 to the SNS which he failed to declare in his property return, the SITA newswire wrote.

“We adopted a resolution and the committee found that the SNS chairman made a loan to a political party so we imposed a fine on him,” committee chairman Martin Poliačik (SaS) told SITA.

A public official must state in the property return all his property – i.e. all ownership of property rights or other property value, the rating value of which exceeds 35 times minimum wage – which was €380 last year – that is €13,300. The committee also launched a proceeding against two MPs, Andrej Hrnčiar and Eduard Adamčík, who did not mention their loans to the Sieť party in their property returns.

Danko also admitted to not declaring a mortgage in his property return, the Sme daily wrote. In a letter to the committee, the Speaker of Parliament and SNS chair wrote that he did not state a liability towards a third party by mistake and also due to an ambiguity in the law. He also informed them that he had made a mistake by omitting a mortgage connected with the house stated in the return and apologised for the omission, Sme wrote.

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