Sulik Says Regulator is Like Tail Wagging the Dog
Parliamentary speaker Richard Sulik has spoken out against the head of the national regulatory authority URSO, Jozef Holjencik, saying he is clinging on to his post just like Stefan Harabin does as head of the Supreme Court and the Judicial Council.
Sulik referred to Holjencik as the “Harabin of the energy sector” in reference to the fact that both men were put into their posts by the former government, with it being very difficult to dislodge them. Sulik blames Holjencik for the highest electricity distribution rates in Europe, for instance, and says he should be dismissed immediately.
Sulik is calling for something to be done as Holjencik sits at the top of the Board for Regulation and has also been running the regulator itself ‘temporarily’ for the past four years as interim head, meaning he has almost unlimited powers there.
Sulik said the situation is like the “tail wagging the dog” and that something has to be done about such a state of affairs as soon as possible.