BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros has rejected claims by Slovakia’s prime minister that he is involved in an attempt to destabilize the government.
Prime Minister Robert Fico said Monday that Soros has somehow used his influence to influence President Andrej Kiska at a meeting last September.
Fico says Soros has played a part in Kiska’s calls for changes in the government or early elections to resolve the country’s political crisis following the recent slaying of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend Martina Kusnirova.
Soros spokesman Michael Vachon says “Mr. Soros played no role in President Kiska’s recent speech nor in recent demonstrations in Slovakia.”
Vachon said their meeting, attended by some aides was about how to help better integrate the Roma community in Slovakia.