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Schmögnerová goes to Geneva

FORMER Finance Minister Brigita Schmögnerová, who was pushed out of her post by her own SDĽ party in January, will as of mid-March take the job of executive secretary of the UN's European Economic Commission. Although ex-SDĽ party mate Peter Weiss says he would prefer Schmögnerová stay in Slovakia and help him with the Slovak Democratic Alternative party the two founded last week, he called Schmögnerová's appointment "the highest international function" Slovakia is likely to get.

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Slow down, fashion

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Shortage of vegetables in Europe’s supermarkets is a hoax

An overview of hoaxes that have appeared in the past few weeks

Household consumption improved.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

Poll: Smer followed by SaS, KDH also in parliament

Had the general election taken place in mid-February, the opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would place second, and the now extra-parliamentary KDH would get nine seats.

Alojz Hlina took over at the helm of KDH