Prime Minister Robert Fico has returned to work – and also to pre-election rhetoric, forgetting in the process the country's past and also its current interests, NGOs opine.
In his first post-election interview for the TASR newswire, Fico used even harsher statements than before the election when he rejected the obligatory quotas proposed by the European Union, as well as "a coherent Muslim community".
"It may look strange but sorry... Islam has no place in Slovakia," he said on May 25. He added that if anyone claims that Slovakia wants to be multi-cultural, they go against the very essence of the country. He fears that the arrival of thousands of Muslims "who will push through their case" would threaten the Cyrilo-Methodian traditions, on which Slovakia has been built.