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Quotes of the Week


"Are you totally stupid, or what? Don't piss me off, just leave me alone! I don't have any cottage now, and I've never had one in the past."

Ján Ducký, Slovak Gas Industry (SPP) general director and HZDS deputy, at an SPP press conference on October 23. He was responding to the question of whether he and another HZDS deputy, Dušan Macuška, had special free gas lines linked to their cottages.




"A new government was born at 3:30 this morning. God help us all on the path we are going to take."

Mikuláš Dzurinda, Slovakia's new Premier and chairman of the largest government party, the Slovak Democratic Coalition (SDK), after signing the coalition agreement on October 28.


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