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Bike or electric car: ministers joined mobility week

They have been participating in the event since 2012.

Labour Minister Ján Richter(Source: SITA)

Members of the Slovak government took part in European Mobility Week, with some ministers using an alternative form of transport to get to the September 20 cabinet session.

The ministers of the interior, defence, labour and the economy came to the session by bike or electric car, while the state secretaries of the Foreign Affairs and Environment Ministries used scooters to go to work, the TASR newswire reported.

Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák (Smer) and Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš (a nominee of the Slovak National Party, SNS) used two separate tandems. Kaliňák borrowed his bike from volunteer firefighters from Boleráz (Trnava Region), while Gajdoš’s bike was painted in camouflage colours.

Labour Minister Ján Richter (Smer) arrived at the session on an electric bike, while Economy Minister Peter Žiga (Smer) arrived in an electric car.

The Slovak government members have been participating in European Mobility Week, using alternative vehicles to get to the session since 2012, TASR wrote.

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