We will always tell the truth, Matovič government promises in its programme document

Cabinet passed its programme statement one day before deadline.

Igor Matovič presents the programme statement of his government. Igor Matovič presents the programme statement of his government. (Source: TASR)

Changes in judiciary, the alleviation of the economic impact of the pandemic and ambitions of more transparency are highlighted in the programme statement cabinet ministers greenlighted only one day before the deadline for submitting the document to the parliament.

"It is the most ambitious [programme statement so far] in its attempt to move Slovakia to become better," PM Igor Matovič wrote on Facebook just before it was passed.

Related articleUnpredictable, controversial, but the only one to defeat Smer. Meet Igor Matovič Read more 

The Matovič cabinet passed the government's programme statement at its Sunday, April 19 session. The document needs to be presented to the parliament 30 days since the cabinet was appointed, which is Monday, April 20.

The parliament will start discussing the programme statement on Monday. A simple majority of MPs' votes is required for the parliament to express confidence in the government.

Coalition leaders emphasised the non-standard conditions for putting together the programme statement. Since the first day in office, they mainly needed to deal with the pandemic.

"By day we were dealing with the coronavirus situation, by night we discussed the government programme statement," Deputy PM Veronika Remišová (Za Ľudí) told the Sunday press conference, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

Zero tolerance of corruption highlighted

The rest of this article is premium content at Spectator.sk
Subscribe now for full access

I already have subscription - Sign in

Subscription provides you with:
  • Immediate access to all locked articles (premium content) on Spectator.sk
  • Special weekly news summary + an audio recording with a weekly news summary to listen to at your convenience (received on a weekly basis directly to your e-mail)
  • PDF version of the latest issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you
  • Access to all premium content on Sme.sk and Korzar.sk

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Better times ahead for the Calvary in Bratislava

The last preserved station was restored this summer.

The last preserved station of the Stations of the Cross in Bratislava

Why you need to buy a belt

On this Black Friday, with society teetering on the brink of chaos, I ask that we all do our part.

Roundup: Bratislava’s Old Market Hall hosts Christmas markets

If you have not watched the 'Dracula' miniseries, filmed in Slovakia last year, it is about time.

Bratislava’s Old Market Hall will provide visitors with Christmas vibes in the coming four weeks. Each week, from Wednesday to Saturday, people can do a little bit of Christmas shopping at the venue.

Fico admits to ties with Bödör

Former prime minister stands by his praise for the state secretary who confessed to corruption and court interference.

Robert Fico during his November 26 press conference.