Most suburban buses in the Banská Bystrica Region will not run from Saturday. This resulted after Friday’s meeting of more than two hours of the Banská Bystrica self-governing region (BBSK) and the company Slovenská autobusová doprava Zvolen (SAD Zvolen), which ended in a fiasco. About 350 buses should stand there from Saturday.

SAD Zvolen, bus, Banská Bystrica

VIDEO: The Lunters send a challenge to the Prime Minister.

The shutdown of suburban buses is a response to a protracted dispute non-payment of liabilities in the required amount from BBSK. Required backups in EUR 34 million per year are almost twice as high as originally agreed advance payments in September last year. The county rejects them in monthly installments from January. Banská Bystrica County Ján Lunter said on the social network that the self-governing region is ready settle all legitimate claims from the past, but needs to do so valid court decision.

The county said it had set up telephone lines that people could reach turn over during the weekend. They will be available from 07:00 until 19:00 telephone numbers:

421 940 624 563 421 910 847 025 48 43 25 600

The whole dispute between BBSK and SAD Zvolen has dragged on since September 2018, when BBSK informed that he refuses to perform contracts with carriers from January 2019 providing suburban bus transport in the region. Extension validity of contracts with both carriers SAD Zvolen and SAD Lučenec in the appendices five years, signed by the former management of BBSK, was legally analysis of the region’s management in violation of the law. And above all with the European Parliament’s regulation on services of general interest in rail and road passenger transport.

Several mayors of the Banská Bystrica district demanded that the problem be resolved bus transport in the public interest so as not to jeopardize the normal needs of working citizens, pupils or pensioners.

“Do not take us hostage in your economic and legal dispute interests, “they said. The situation is still on Friday afternoon The mayor of Zvolen, Lenka Balkovičová, also spoke at the social network. There she stated that it is inconceivable for her to take buses they stopped driving in the region from day to day. “It simply came to our notice then watch their problem and from Monday we will provide transportation according to the valid timetable and for payment in the amount of our public transport tariff, “she said Balkovičová.

The company SAD Zvolen provided regular suburban transport almost 70 percent of the territory of the Banská Bystrica self-governing region in the districts of Banská Bystrica, Zvolen, Brezno, Detva, Veľký Krtíš, Krupina, Banská Štiavnica, Žiar nad Hronom and Žarnovica. Chairman of the Board of SAD The elected Adrián Polóny informed that they had been contacted individually after the meeting self-government. Cities and municipalities enter into individual contracts with the carrier.

Lunter convened a county security council

BBSK chairman Jan Lunter responded on Friday that he did not believe it since Saturday the traffic of bus connections will be stopped. It could cause that public threat to citizens in the region.

According to BBSK vice-president Ondrej Lunter, they immediately call for security the council of the region, which, if it has a quorum, will meet on Friday. That it should decide on the seriousness of the situation and consider inviting the Security Council state to intervene and ensure the demands of the population and their needs. However, the Security Council did not declare an emergency.

“At this point, we will ask the court to take urgent action carrier in order not to act contrary to the interests of the population, not to endanger them and provide transport services as it follows from the valid licenses and so far from an invalid judgment. If the court does so, the carrier must continue to provide these services, “Ondrej emphasized Lunter.

At the same time, the BBSK leadership calls on the state and the prime minister to defend their interests population and as a minority shareholder in SAD Zvolen (MH Management) with almost 40 percent observed and defended the law. I representatives were invited to Friday’s meeting, but according to Lunter, no one did not come.

Even the vice-president of BBSK cannot imagine that the buses would not go out on Saturday on the roads of the region. “Anyone who does this must consider their own criminal liability in the event of a life-threatening, unsecured healthcare or to the economic damage suffered, “ underlined.

The region reiterates that it did not have in the case of amendments to the contracts with the carriers, which was signed by the former chairman of the region Marian Kotleba, another option than to challenge their validity in court. There was a reasonable suspicion, which was also confirmed by the District Court in Zvolen, that the amendments concluded for five years are contrary to European law. Without public competition, it is possible to conclude a similar contract for only two years, which they also offered to the carrier, but he refused.

According to Lunter, advance payments to the carrier still apply. “We are in January however, they received an ultimate request for payment of double the amount compared to the one we paid so far, which I consider to be blackmail, “he added.

Pellegrini: The robe has to solve it

Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini (Smer-SD) called on the president on Friday Banská Bystrica self-governing region (BBSK) Ján Lunter to constantly negotiated with the carrier SAD Zvolen and resolved the situation. If it won’t able to resolve, he admitted that he would look at it as prime minister. However, he noted that if he asks for help from the prime minister, he points to his “Incapacity”, as these matters fall within the competence of the President self-governing region.

According to Pellegrini, Lunter got into this situation himself by how reacts, negotiates or does not negotiate with a representative of a private SAD, where the state has although a share, but does not have a majority, and thus can not decide the majority shareholder to change. “That’s why I urge him instead of trying on me call, and instead of spending time and writing letters today and expressing me he delivered them here to sit at the negotiating table and to secure everything for to transport people not only to work but also to hospitals and schools from Monday was working and for SAD Zvolen to avoid these activities, which announced that it will stop providing suburban transport from Saturday. It is responsibility of the mayor, “the prime minister emphasized.

In the event that the chairman of BBSK is unable to resolve this, the prime minister he admitted that he would look into the matter. “But I have nothing to do with it. I am neither a county, nor a local carrier, nor anyone providing local public transport. But if you’re asking me to deal with the situation, then you make it clear that you are incompetent and you can’t even handle what belongs to your direct competence in the Banská Bystrica self – governing region, and you are giving a clear signal as to who the people in Banská Bystrica chose, “ declared Pellegrini.

Most suburban buses in the Banská Bystrica Region will not run from Saturday. This resulted after Friday’s meeting of more than two hours of the Banská Bystrica self-governing region (BBSK) and the company Slovenská autobusová doprava Zvolen (SAD Zvolen), which ended in a fiasco. About 350 buses should stand there from Saturday.

SAD Zvolen, bus, Banská Bystrica

VIDEO: The Lunters send a challenge to the Prime Minister.

The shutdown of suburban buses is a response to a protracted dispute non-payment of liabilities in the required amount from BBSK. Required backups in EUR 34 million per year are almost twice as high as originally agreed advance payments in September last year. The county rejects them in monthly installments from January. Banská Bystrica County Ján Lunter said on the social network that the self-governing region is ready settle all legitimate claims from the past, but needs to do so valid court decision.

The county said it had set up telephone lines that people could reach turn over during the weekend. They will be available from 07:00 until 19:00 telephone numbers:

421 940 624 563 421 910 847 025 48 43 25 600

The whole dispute between BBSK and SAD Zvolen has dragged on since September 2018, when BBSK informed that he refuses to perform contracts with carriers from January 2019 providing suburban bus transport in the region. Extension validity of contracts with both carriers SAD Zvolen and SAD Lučenec in the appendices five years, signed by the former management of BBSK, was legally analysis of the region’s management in violation of the law. And above all with the European Parliament’s regulation on services of general interest in rail and road passenger transport.

Several mayors of the Banská Bystrica district demanded that the problem be resolved bus transport in the public interest so as not to jeopardize the normal needs of working citizens, pupils or pensioners.

“Do not take us hostage in your economic and legal dispute interests, “they said. The situation is still on Friday afternoon The mayor of Zvolen, Lenka Balkovičová, also spoke at the social network. There she stated that it is inconceivable for her to take buses they stopped driving in the region from day to day. “It simply came to our notice then watch their problem and from Monday we will provide transportation according to the valid timetable and for payment in the amount of our public transport tariff, “she said Balkovičová.

The company SAD Zvolen provided regular suburban transport almost 70 percent of the territory of the Banská Bystrica self-governing region in the districts of Banská Bystrica, Zvolen, Brezno, Detva, Veľký Krtíš, Krupina, Banská Štiavnica, Žiar nad Hronom and Žarnovica. Chairman of the Board of SAD The elected Adrián Polóny informed that they had been contacted individually after the meeting self-government. Cities and municipalities enter into individual contracts with the carrier.

Lunter convened a county security council

BBSK chairman Jan Lunter responded on Friday that he did not believe it since Saturday the traffic of bus connections will be stopped. It could cause that public threat to citizens in the region.

According to BBSK vice-president Ondrej Lunter, they immediately call for security the council of the region, which, if it has a quorum, will meet on Friday. That it should decide on the seriousness of the situation and consider inviting the Security Council state to intervene and ensure the demands of the population and their needs. However, the Security Council did not declare an emergency.

“At this point, we will ask the court to take urgent action carrier in order not to act contrary to the interests of the population, not to endanger them and provide transport services as it follows from the valid licenses and so far from an invalid judgment. If the court does so, the carrier must continue to provide these services, “Ondrej emphasized Lunter.

At the same time, the BBSK leadership calls on the state and the prime minister to defend their interests population and as a minority shareholder in SAD Zvolen (MH Management) with almost 40 percent observed and defended the law. I representatives were invited to Friday’s meeting, but according to Lunter, no one did not come.

Even the vice-president of BBSK cannot imagine that the buses would not go out on Saturday on the roads of the region. “Anyone who does this must consider their own criminal liability in the event of a life-threatening, unsecured healthcare or to the economic damage suffered, “ underlined.

The region reiterates that it did not have in the case of amendments to the contracts with the carriers, which was signed by the former chairman of the region Marian Kotleba, another option than to challenge their validity in court. There was a reasonable suspicion, which was also confirmed by the District Court in Zvolen, that the amendments concluded for five years are contrary to European law. Without public competition, it is possible to conclude a similar contract for only two years, which they also offered to the carrier, but he refused.

According to Lunter, advance payments to the carrier still apply. “We are in January however, they received an ultimate request for payment of double the amount compared to the one we paid so far, which I consider to be blackmail, “he added.

Pellegrini: The robe has to solve it

Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini (Smer-SD) called on the president on Friday Banská Bystrica self-governing region (BBSK) Ján Lunter to constantly negotiated with the carrier SAD Zvolen and resolved the situation. If it won’t able to resolve, he admitted that he would look at it as prime minister. However, he noted that if he asks for help from the prime minister, he points to his “Incapacity”, as these matters fall within the competence of the President self-governing region.

According to Pellegrini, Lunter got into this situation himself by how reacts, negotiates or does not negotiate with a representative of a private SAD, where the state has although a share, but does not have a majority, and thus can not decide the majority shareholder to change. “That’s why I urge him instead of trying on me call, and instead of spending time and writing letters today and expressing me he delivered them here to sit at the negotiating table and to secure everything for to transport people not only to work but also to hospitals and schools from Monday was working and for SAD Zvolen to avoid these activities, which announced that it will stop providing suburban transport from Saturday. It is responsibility of the mayor, “the prime minister emphasized.

In the event that the chairman of BBSK is unable to resolve this, the prime minister he admitted that he would look into the matter. “But I have nothing to do with it. I am neither a county, nor a local carrier, nor anyone providing local public transport. But if you’re asking me to deal with the situation, then you make it clear that you are incompetent and you can’t even handle what belongs to your direct competence in the Banská Bystrica self – governing region, and you are giving a clear signal as to who the people in Banská Bystrica chose, “ declared Pellegrini.