Quotes of the Week

"You know the SDĽ wouldn't sacrifice its most popular minister."

Agriculture Minister Pavel Koncoš explaining why his SDĽ party stood behind him even though he had refused to support one of the government's priorities - the transfer of unclaimed lands to municipalities.

"Director [Jozef] Stieranka has done so much good work, that even if the [Lustration] law still applied, I would be torn over whether to use it [against him]."

Interior Minister Ladislav Pittner explaining why he thought it irrelevant that the current Head of the Interior Ministry Financial Police was during communism employed by the secret police (ŠtB). The Lustration Law, which never applied in independent Slovakia, was used in Czechoslovakia in the early 1990's to prevent former high-ranking communists and ŠtB staff from holding public office.

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