S&D leader proposes expelling the Slovak SMER

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Slovakia Prime Minister Robert Fico gestures during a press conference after the Visegrad Four countries extraordinary summit in Prague, Czech Republic, 04 September 2015. The V4 have largely agress on a common stand against a European strategy for dealing with the asylum crisis

S&D leader proposes expelling the Slovak SMER


On Wednesday, the President of the S&D Group in the European Parliament, Gianni Pittella, proposed to suspend the Slovak Direction Third Way Party (SMER) from the Party of European Socialists (PES).

This is not the first time SMER's membership of the Party of European Socialists would be suspended. The same happened in 2006, following the party’s alliance with ultra-nationalist Slovak National Party. The PES Chairman at the time,  Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, explained to the Slovak press th...


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