Prime Minister: Coalition Living Its Normal Inner Life


Bratislava, February 8 (TASR) – The governing coalition has been living its normal inner life, said Prime Minister and Smer-SD leader Robert Fico ahead of the Coalition Council meeting on Wednesday. 

These are three parties that have different opinions on many things; but the coalition has been formed and is bound by the Government Manifesto, said the prime minister.

Fico admitted that he was also concerned about steps taken by the Office for the Regulation of Network Industries (URSO), so he isn’t surprised that someone else is concerned as well. Outgoing URSO chief Jozef Holjencik was heavily criticised by the coalition Slovak National Party (SNS). However, Fico stressed that the reaction to URSO’s steps was rapid and resolute.

“It’s my intention and it’s in my interests that the Government should function and meet its commitments stemming from the Government Manifesto. I’m not interested in anything else,” said Fico when commenting on relations within the governing coalition.

Slovak National Party (SNS) vice-chair Jaroslav Paska admitted that the energy sector has found itself in a difficult situation. “URSO’s decisions are quite problematic, and we need to seek mechanisms to prevent situations like this from repeating,” he said. Another SNS vice-chair Anton Hrnko said that there are less and more important issues in the coalition, and that they want to discuss the more important ones.