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Kubiš: SMK participating in campaign against Slovakia

SLOVAK Foreign Minister Ján Kubiš has accused the opposition Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) of participating in a campaign to discredit Slovakia and its government as displays of extremism in the country multiply.

Kubiš said he did not know who was the main organizer of the alleged campaign. "But I do know one thing - the representatives of the SMK are in Budapest almost every day, where they negotiate with the representatives of various political forces," the minister said after a cabinet meeting on August 30.

The minister said he believed the SMK was trying to escalate existing tensions.

SMK representatives rejected the allegations, with SMK Chairman Béla Bugár calling on Kubiš to prove his statements.

"I hope he doesn’t think that we are organizing the beating up of Hungarians here [in Slovakia]," Bugár said.

The ethnic Hungarian leader said he was interested in stopping the displays of extremism in Slovakia as soon as possible, a goal that could not damage Slovakia's interests.

According to the Sme daily, between August 24 and 27, three ethnic Hungarians were beaten up in Nitra, Sládkovičovo and Komárno, allegedly for speaking Hungarian in public.

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