Beblavy Calls on Danko to Let Plavcan Go

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Independent MP Miroslav Beblavy (stock photo by TASR)

Bratislava, April 12 (TASR) – Parliamentary Chair and Slovak National Party (SNS) leader Andrej Danko should do a deal with Education, Science, Research and Sport Minister Peter Plavcan (SNS) concerning the latter’s resigning from his post, said Independent MP Miroslav Beblavy at a press conference in Bratislava on Tuesday.

According to Beblavy, Plavcan should resign over his alleged involvement in shady activities at the Student Credit Fund (SPF) and Credit Fund for New Teachers.

“If we consider Danko’s political ambitions, he can’t leave this as it is, because he’ll only prove that the new SNS is the same as the old one. I call on Danko expressly to do a deal with Plavcan on his resignation,” stated Beblavy, who also said that Danko is responsible in this matter as it was he who proposed Plavcan for the post, just as it’s SNS that’s responsible for the emergence of this whole problem.

Beblavy also stated that Plavcan received the highest bonuses among SPF employees every year and that he also broke a couple of laws by accepting the rewards. Another problem was a loan of €5.5 million provided by the Student Credit Fund to non-banking financial group Slavia Capital, in which Plavcan’s wife Viera was involved. This loan was allegedly procured not to the benefit of students but due to financial bonuses for bodies involved in the transaction. “This investment wasn’t made for the sake of the public interest,” said Beblavy.

Plavcan has already rejected Beblavy’s claims.