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.

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