Robert Fico’s government is under a bit of pressure over accusations of cronyism after SME daily revealed how a large number of people close to agriculture minister Lubomir Jahnatek are employed in top posts at the Ministry of Agriculture, including his family members.
Five of six people associated with Jahnatek apparently occupied full-time posts at the Ministry before their official job interview, while the vacancies themselves were not even advertised outside the ministry so the applicants wouldn’t even have known about the jobs. Seemingly, no proper job interviewing process took place.
Jahnatek’s only response that it was all just a targeted smear campaign against him, putting it down to his extensive food quality checks. Filling posts with predesignated candidates is apparently rife in Slovakia, with cases at top positions of the criminal and tax authorities recently exposed also by Martin Dano from GINN.