Mikuláš Dzurinda, who served as prime minister in 2005 and 2006 when the Gorilla recordings were made, has reacted for the first time since the recording was leaked online this Wednesday.
"I have never taken a bribe, nor a provision. I have never been offered a bribe or a provision either. I have never sent any person to receive, demand, or negotiate a bribe or a provision in my name, in the name of the government that I headed or in the name of the party that I led," Dzurinda stated, as quoted by the TASR newswire.
If the information in the Gorilla file is true, it proves the failure of individuals rather than the failure of the government.