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Mixed reaction to Mečiar proposal

VLADIMÍR Mečiar, three times ex-prime minister and Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) leader, has proposed an agreement of political parties based on the country's foreign policy direction.

Although the head of Christian Democrats, Pavol Hrušovský, welcomed the proposal, František Šebej, head of parliamentary EU integration committee said that "HZDS is not a trustworthy partner for any agreement".

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He wore his mask with his nose uncovered. Kotleba is COVID-19 positive

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