PM Fico Ordered to Apologise to Predecessor Radicova
Prime Minister Robert Fico has been ordered by the courts to give a public apology to his predecessor Iveta Radicova for slanderous comments he made against her, after he accused her of being a liar and suspect of corruption.
Fico’s comments from the summer of 2011 concerned bribery and embezzlement in the case of the Osrblie biathlon facility in preparation of the 2012 world championships. Fico claimed Radicova was involved in the corruption. He should now apologise to Radicova and retract his accusations through the main news wires in the country, but can still appeal the latest ruling, issued by a court in Pezinok last week.
Radicova’s advisor Martin Novotny was one of the accused and funding was allocated to the project also from the PM’s reserve fund, which Fico claimed meant she knew what was going on behind the scenes. You can read about the whole case here.