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Quotes of the Week

"Mečiar's lucky my father's not still alive, otherwise he'd kick his butt."

Monika Beňová, general secretary of the Smer non-parliamentary party led by Robert Fico, reacting to a statement by former Prime Minister Vladimír Mečiar that the latter's HZDS party had had to get rid of Beňová and Smer colleague Fedor Flašík for corruption.

"If they really come and start a dialogue with you, could you please tell them about the construction of [the still unfinished Slovak National] Theatre."

Culture Minister Milan Kňažko to Slovak President Rudolf Schuster, who had responded to a message on his personal web-site inviting him to meet with extraterrestrials who wanted to discuss the possible evacuation of humankind to Jupiter.

Top stories

Chinese are closer to taking over Košice steelworks

The sale may be completed early next year, according to reports.

U.S. Steel Košice

Third anti-corruption march drew thousands Photo

The only demand that has been met to date is the abrogation of Vladimír Mečiar’s amnesties by parliament.

The anti-corruption march

Slovak water slalom racers start championship with a victory Video

The single canoe slalom team can boast with several records.

l-r: Alexander Slafkovský, Matej Beňuš and Michal Martikán

Blog: In Slovakia, tradition is key

The year round, the calendar is filled to the brim with traditional habits, happenings that seem to go back centuries.

Traditional "vinobranie" event in Pezinok.