Supreme Court wants to choose its own auditor

Following last week’s refusal of entry to Finance Ministry auditors to the Supreme Court, head of the Supreme Court, Stefan Harabin, has requested that an audit be conducted instead by the Supreme Audit Office (NKU).

“This kind of audit focuses on the same area as the one the Finance Ministry planned. I also gave the order to publish all economic contracts on the Internet. We have nothing to hide, and citizens can make up their own mind about the management of public funds at the Supreme Court,” said Harabin.

Harabin also said that the Finance Ministry’s audit that was prevented last week has been politicized, and that Finance Minister Ivan Miklos confirmed by his comments that he was not interested in an independent audit, but was scandalizing.

The Supreme Audit Office that Harabin would prefer to conduct the audit is headed by Jan Jasovsky, former deputy of the LS-HZDS party, which nominated Harabin as the head of the Supreme Court.

The Finance Ministry still plans to carry out the audit, however. Head of PR at the ministry, Mikulas Gera, said it is a standard process, just like the audits that were made at the court in 2007 and 2009.

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