Re: Blair's dilemma
Blair often allies himself with moderate right-wing "people's party" and Catholic politicians, most famously Berlusconi, with whom he vacationed. Spain's Jose Maria Aznar used to admire Blair, but I don't know if they were friends. In contrast, Blair, who had quite a cool relationship with Gerhard Schroeder, should get on just fine with Dzurinda.
On the other hand, Blair and Fico share authoritarian tendencies. I can imagine either of them throwing around dozens of ASBOs (anti-social behaviour orders). But then, I don't think Mr Jowell would like Fico's "prove where you got your money or lose it" law
20. Mar 2006 at 0:00
On the eve of the Velvet Revolution anniversary, people protested in the thousands, calling for a decent Slovakia.
In 1989, we thought that once the job was done, we would only go out to the squares for Sunday walks.
Authoritarian societies squander the possibilities of human achievement, of lives lived to their fullest, writes the US ambassador to Slovakia.
This warm summer with an early harvest was a blessing for young wine.