President: Fico’s Actions Contributing to Destabilisation of Society

Smer-SD chair Robert Fico (left) and President Andrej Kiska (Photo by TASR)

Bratislava, March 6 (TASR) – President Andrej Kiska will begin talks with political parties about stabilising the situation in Slovakia on Wednesday (March 7) and has chosen this course of action because Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) has failed to do so over the course of more than a week, said the president’s spokesman Roman Krpelan on Tuesday.

Krpelan was responding to the prime minister’s criticism of Kiska at his press briefing on Tuesday.

Krpelan pointed to the overall behaviour displayed by Fico. “He’s destabilising society with his every step,” he added.

At his working lunch with ambassadors from EU countries and United States on Tuesday, Fico stressed that Slovakia remains the same democratic country that it was prior to the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova, adding that he won’t let anyone cast doubt over the fact and “slander our republic”.

Fico reiterated that he’s disappointed in President Kiska, whom he accused of not striving to protect Slovakia’s good reputation abroad while pursuing the “deconstruction of the incumbent Government” alongside the Opposition instead.