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Quotes of the week


"Maybe I'll disappoint you [by saying this], but I think that Slovakia needs another one or two democratic elections to overcome the mistrust in the West caused by Mečiar. I don't think that Slovakia will be accepted earlier. NATO must be convinced that Slovakia is steadfastly devoted to democracy, and that takes time."

Jeane Kirkpatrick, former American ambassador to the United Nations, in an interview with Domino Fórum reporters Štefan Hríb and Martin Šimečka




"If the current government adopts the extreme opinions of different 'media partners' like Ján Budaj, Gyula Bárdos and others, and they recall me from my post, I declare that I will no longer be bound by the imperative of non-partisanship...and I'll start to work on propaganda for the HZDS."

Dušan Kleiman, director general of the state-run news agency TASR, before actually being recalled from his job by the cabinet on December 3.


Top stories

EU roaming fees to end on June 15 – in theory

Slovak customers still waiting to find out how mobile operators will implement change.

Archaeologist pieces together early history of what is now western Slovakia Photo

For an archaeologist, the most important thing is his most recent rare discovery, says Július Vavák.

Students visited Svätý Jur as part of their European Wanderer project

How to sell Slovak books to English readers

Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.

General Prosecutor filed a motion for the dissolution of ĽSNS

The Slovak Supreme Court received a motion to dissolve the extreme right ĽSNS party founded and led by Marian Kotleba.

Jaromír Čižnár