Millions fly. How they organised kickbacks

Some quotes from the Gorilla recording leaked to the media on October 16.

People who are central to the Gorilla file: Jaroslav Haščák, former National Property Fund head Anna Bubeníková, and former transport minister Jirko Malchárek. People who are central to the Gorilla file: Jaroslav Haščák, former National Property Fund head Anna Bubeníková, and former transport minister Jirko Malchárek. (Source: Sme archive)

The voter is a shit, business first, let's try to corner them.

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These are some quotes that appear in the Gorilla recording that documents the meetings in a conspiracy flat at the Vazovova Street where Penta head Jaroslav Haščák and state representatives would meet to make deals.

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Jaroslav Haščák: Let's give him 200,000 and that's it

"The voter is a complete shit. They know nothing. Really nothing. They know nothing about nothing. (...) They don't know what GDP is, what public finances are, nothing. Those people only perceive the total absolute surface. The absolute surface," Haščák describes democracy.

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