Robert Fico enters the ranks of the conspiracy theorists

This a good moment to ask those people in his government who still enjoy some modicum of international credit, like Lucia Žitňanská or Miroslav Lajčák, if they are still ready to be part of Fico’s show.

Viktor Orbán does not shy away from using the conspiracies around Soros in political fight. Robert Fico (right) now did the same.Viktor Orbán does not shy away from using the conspiracies around Soros in political fight. Robert Fico (right) now did the same.(Source: SITA )

A few weeks ago Robert Fico was still riding the wave of “Slovakia, the pro-European island in Central Europe”, hoping that it would carry him safely into the core of the EU.

That now feels like years ago. One week ago, still shocked by the news of the murder of two young people, one of them an investigative reporter, we did not know where the whole situation would take the country. But none of us expected to witness the prime minister exchange “pro-European island” for another phrase, “Soros”.

That is a meme from a different, darker world, a world thatFico entered as he left the room without letting journalists ask any questions this afternoon following a brief statement which he had used to accuse others of manipulating the tragedy – and launched a major political attack on the person he clearly sees as his main political rival: President Andrej Kiska.

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