The future centre-right government in Slovakia will not block the creation of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), the €750 billion eurozone support mechanism.
“The decision about political agreement on the European stabilization mechanism is irreversible and therefore the new government will not block its creation,” the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union party (SDKU), the leading party in the future coalition government, said in a statement on Thursday (1 July).
The formal SDKU statement ends a potential deadlock on the bail-out fund, which requires approval by all 16 eurozone countries.
The deadlock emerged after outgoing Slovak PM, Robert Fico, said he would not sign the ratification instrument unless the incoming new government had first declared that it backs the EFSF, with Mr Fico sensing that his solitary signature could be used as a political weapon against him in future.
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