Slovakia

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Group.png Slovakia   SourcewatchRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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LocationEurope
Typenation state
Member ofEuropean Union, Eurozone, NATO, OECD, UN
Formerly communist country in Eastern Europe. Now a member of NATO and the European Union.

Slovakia is a country in Eastern Europe.

Regime Change 1998

In 1998, there was a regime change against Prime Minister Vladimir Mečiar. Mečiar and HZDS narrowly finished first in the 1998 elections, with 27% of the votes. However, he was unable to create a coalition, and Mikuláš Dzurinda from the opposition became the new Prime Minister. Afterwards, Mečiar was one of the two leading candidates for the first direct election of the president of Slovakia in 1999, but he was defeated by Rudolf Schuster. George Soros boasted:

“My foundations contributed to democratic regime change in Slovakia in 1998, Croatia in 1999, and Yugoslavia in 2000, mobilizing civil society to get rid of Vladimir Meciar, Franjo, Tudjman, and Slobodan Milosevic, respectively,” Soros boasts.”
George Soros [1]

In 2000 Mečiar ostensibly gave up his political ambitions. His HZDS colleague Augustín Marián Húska said: "The NATO-War against Yugoslavia in 1999 was also a signal to us, to not pursue any vision of political independence anymore. We have seen what will happen to forces that want to be independent."[2]

 

An event carried out

EventLocationDescription
Evacuation from AfghanistanAfghanistanThe evacuation of foreigners from Afghanistan, one of the largest airlifts in history

 

Related Quotation

PageQuoteAuthorDate
"Anti-corruption"“In Slovakia in the 1990s I used UK companies wanting to do business to engage with local businesses. We set up the Klub 500 of companies with more than 500 employees. We got UK MPs via the NATO Parliamentary Assembly to teach them how business relates to, and can fund and lobby, political parties legitimately in a democracy, instead of their then model of cash in brown envelopes.”Chris Donnelly24 May 2018

 

Group

A Group Headquartered HereDescription
Klub 500Organisation for businesses which employ over 500 people. Trained to fund political parties legally, not with "brown envelopes".

 

Citizens of Slovakia on Wikispooks

TitleBorn
Nadia Marcinko1986
Ivan Miklos2 June 1960


References

  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20101013003905/https://reason.com/archives/2004/05/01/temporary-doves/1/
  2. Hofbauer, Hannes: Osterweiterung. Vom Drang nach Osten zur peripheren EU-Integration, Vienna 2003, cited in http://www.german-foreign-policy.com/de/fulltext/56409