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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.


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