Former finance minister Ján Počiatek, who served in the first Robert Fico government, has not denied the authenticity of a video in which he talks to former general prosecutor Dobroslav Trnka about the Tipos case, as reported by the Trend weekly on December 3.
Počiatek, a finance minister for Smer from 2006 until 2010, asked Trnka in the video to “do some marketing” for his ministry in the €66 million case concerning the state-owned firm Tipos. The video was published by the Denník N daily on November 29.
“All steps we had taken were to save Tipos and minimise damage from the dispute, which had gone on for years,” he claimed in the statement. “And we succeeded.”
3. Dec 2019 at 21:27 | Compiled by Spectator staff