Slota Alleges Coalition Deal Over EFSF
Head of nationalist party SNS, Jan Slota, has come out with accusations that the coalition party SaS, which is against the current proposal of the EFSF and ESM bailout funds, could be making a deal with its three coalition partners.
Slota pointed out at a press conference today that if the government failed to approve the bill governing the eurozone bailout funds, it would spell disaster for the coalition. He therefore claims that there are signs that the SDKU, KDH and Most-Hid coalition partners of SaS will bend to some demands in compensation for its support.
Slota hinted that some deal concerning gas utility SPP could be in the pipeline, and possibly shares, but he has no evidence at all to prove his accusations.
Just now the political elite in Slovakia are meeting each other in an attempt to reach some consensus regarding the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) and the creation of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), but it seems that the whole issue has become a tool for political wrestling.
PM Iveta Radicova already met up with Jan Slota yesterday, but he still refuses outright the current proposal. The other opposition party Smer-SD is also playing hard to get, with time running out for the PM to get enough support for the bill at the parliamentary session in September.