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Fico: Tension reduced after a year of Smer

One year after the general election swept the current coalition into power, the partisan bickering that once characterized the country’s political scene has significantly decreased.

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico made this observation to journalists following the Government Session on July 4 in Bratislava.

"The public is not as intensively dragged into political mudslinging as it was in the past," said Fico, adding that this has contributed to a calmer atmosphere in the country.

According to the premier, the past year had helped standardize the political scene as well. "People now know how to identify who is representing what," he explained.

On the condition of the economy, Fico stood firm. "There are no economic, social or financial fields for which this Government can be criticized,” he said. “Unemployment is not on the rise, inflation is decreasing, and practically all figures are developing favourably. The trends are well established.”

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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