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PM reflects on uprising anniversary

Prime Minister Robert Fico, in recognizing the 63rd anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising on August 11, said the world is not better than it was during the Second World War - it is just that different weapons are used.

At the regional anniversary celebration, Fico labelled globalization, liberalization and privatization as modern-day weapons, and compared the courage to stand up against globalization to the courage to fight fascism, the Sme daily reported on August 13.

Historians say that Fico was absurdly comparing two incomparable political and historical situations.


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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