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Schmogi beats back obstructive MPs

Finance Minister Brigita Schmognerová in parliament yesterday aggressively defended her proposal that state funds distributing taxpayer money in non-transparent ways be eliminated, as envisaged by the 2002 state budget draft. She told dissenting legislators: “You are wringing your hands in vain, my dear MPs, because I have arguments on my side, and you apart from wringing your hands have nothing.”

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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