Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Conspiracy theorist leaves high Education Ministry post

Lukáš Machala returns to his original post advising SNS chair Danko.

Lukáš Machala(Source: TASR)

Lukáš Machala is leaving his post as general secretary of the Education Ministry’s personnel department only after a month. Education Minister Martina Lubyová (nominee of the Slovak National Party, SNS) submitted a proposal to this effect at the November 8 government session, and the ministers approved it, the Denník N daily reported.

“After thorough consideration and agreement with the minister I decided to leave the post of the Education Ministry’s general secretary,” Machala said, as quoted by the Sme daily.

Before he started working at the ministry, Machala had been working as an advisor to SNS chair Andrej Danko, and the party chose him for the ministry post.

Read also:Writer alleges attack by Fico adviser

Lubyová said that Machala was leaving at his own request, and she just accepted it.

“If he did not wish leave, he would probably continue working at the ministry,” Lubyová said, as quoted by Denník N.

When asked whether she was satisfied with his work, she replied that he was working within his competences. Machala is an expert, the minister added.

The new general secretary of the ministry’s personnel department will be Mario Schrenkel, former leader of the National Agricultural and Food Centre, a research organisation of the Agriculture Ministry. It is also led by an SNS nominee, Denník N wrote.

A well-known conspiracy theorist

Machala is a son of Drahoslav Machala, former advisor to Prime Minister Robert Fico, who physically attacked poet Tomáš Janovic and his wife in April 2012.

He is also known for spreading conspiracy theories and fake news on the internet. This includes the news that the Illuminati are preparing World War lll and the only one who can save the world is Vladimir Putin.

Lubyová refused to comment on the conspiracy theories Machala is spreading. It is necessary to define what conspiracy theory is, she added for Denník N.

Machala, who confirmed that he is departing the ministry after mutual agreement, said he will return to the SNS as Danko’s advisor, adding it is where he belongs.

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

Kuciak did not even have a computer as a child and he grew up to be an analyst

A village boy who angered Marian Kocner. A profile of Ján Kuciak, who recently received the White Crow award in memoriam.

Ján Kuciak

Lajčák considers resignation if the migration compact is rejected

The foreign affairs minister also admitted to some disputes with PM Robert Fico.

Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák

How to cope with waste

Slovakia lags behind in recycling and reducing waste, but examples of other countries, particularly the Netherlands, are helping Slovakia implement strategies to reduce waste.

Roughly 67 percent of communal waste ended up at landfills in Slovakia, while only 23 percent was recycled.

Europe might not be just an innocent victim

While real estate bubbles in the US, Greece and Spain were partial causes of global crisis, irresponsible lending was also rife in places you hear little about.