The SaS is proving it means business in trying to keep Slovakia’s contribution to the second bailout loan for Greece as low as possible, with it now collecting signatures in the hope of downsizing the mandate of finance minister Ivan Miklos on the issue.
The SaS MPs, led by parliamentary chairman Richard Sulik, want to contest the power Miklos has to negotiate Slovakia’s position at the next parliamentary session on 28 June. Sulik says they want Slovakia’s contribution to be subject to Greece involving the private sector, among other things.
This means satisfying the five main conditions that the Slovak government wants Greece to meet, which the coalition agreed on last week. These conditions are intended to ensure the Greek government takes its responsibility seriously, and apart from the involvement of the private sector, demands Greece privatise some of the country’s assets.