More trouble for Chren
As if the calls for his recall were not enough, now State secretary for the Ministry of Economy, Martin Chren, is being accused of placing his friends in top posts at the state-run heat producer in Kosice.
Among those pinpointed are Peter Pirhona, who occupied a post in the heating producers Board, and Ivan Zich, who was appointed head of the heating utility. They are both classed as friends of Chren on social networks, and both have links to SaS.
Chren defended the selections by saying the decisions were not personal and that they were chosen for their expertise through closed selection proceedings, while the Ministry itself approached the candidates.