Giuseppe Sandro Mela.
«Ieri si era dimesso il ministro dell’Interno Robert Kalinak»
«Oggi ho offerto le mie dimissioni al presidente della Repubblica. Se le accetterà, sono pronto a dimettermi domani»
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Non sappiamo cosa possa e voglia decidere il presidente della Repubblica Slovacca.
Ma in ogni caso, dal nostro punto di vista, Mr Fico è politicamente oramai fuori gioco.
Si preannuncia un voto in meno per Mr Juncker in seno al Consiglio Europeo.
→ Rai News. 2018-03-14. Slovacchia, omicidio Kuciak: il premier Fico annuncia dimissioni.
Il premier socialdemocratico slovacco Robert Fico ha annunciato le dimissioni, nella bufera dopo l’omicidio del giornalista Jan Kuciak, che indagava sui presunti legami tra politica e ‘Ndrangheta. Ieri si era dimesso il ministro dell’Interno Robert Kalinak, dopo le manifestazioni di protesta e le pressioni degli alleati della coalizione Most-Hid. Oggi ho offerto le mie dimissioni al presidente della Repubblica. Se le accetterà, sono pronto a dimettermi domani”, ha annunciato Fico. Il noto giornalista investigativo slovacco Jan Kuciak era stato ucciso insieme alla sua compagna con un colpo di pistola nella sua casa il 25 febbraio scorso. Quando è stato ucciso Kuciak stava realizzando un’inchiesta, pubblicata poi postuma incompleta, sulle relazioni fra imprenditori italiani sospettati di essere legati alla ‘Ndrangheta e uomini politici slovacchi.
→ Bbc. 2018-03-14. Slovakia PM Robert Fico ‘ready to quit’ over Jan Kuciak murder
Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has said he is prepared to resign if the president accepts that the current coalition can continue for the rest of its term without early elections.
Mr Fico said he was ready to present a candidate for PM from his party.
It comes amid a political scandal caused by the murder of a journalist.
Jan Kuciak was investigating government corruption when he was killed. His fiancée, Martina Kusnirova, was also murdered in an attack at their home.
The couple were found dead last month.
“Today I have offered my resignation to the president of the republic,” Mr Fico told a news briefing. “If the president accepts it, I am ready to resign tomorrow.”
Interior Minister Robert Kalinak resigned two days ago, bowing to pressure from a coalition partner, the Most-Hid party.
The killings have gripped Slovakia, leading to calls for an investigation and anti-government protests in Bratislava on Friday which were thought to be the largest in the country since the fall of communism in 1989.
Mr Kuciak had been working on a piece linking high-level political corruption in Slovakia with Italian mafia before he was killed.
Kuciak claimed that Italian businessmen with links to the Calabrian organised crime syndicate ‘Ndrangheta had settled in eastern Slovakia, and had spent years embezzling EU funds.
Slovakia’s President Andrej Kiska called for a “radical reconstruction” of the government or fresh elections last week, after all seven suspects arrested in connection with the murders were released without charge.
One of the men released was an Italian who had done business deals with officials close to Mr Fico.
The week before, Maria Troskova, the prime minister’s chief state adviser, and Viliam Jasan, the secretary of the state security council, quit amid allegations about past dealings with the man.
In a joint statement, the pair denied wrongdoing. They said they were stepping down during the investigation so their names would not be used in a political battle against Mr Fico.
The third party in the coalition, the Slovak National Party, announced after the resignation that they would want early elections should Most-Hid stop supporting Mr Fico, or if Mr Fico lost his majority in parliament.