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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News digest: Court opposes benefits for semi-vaccinated, again

Third pandemic wave is already here. Slovakia commemorates one of the biggest plane crashes in Czechoslovakia.


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Another heat wave is expected to hit Slovakia on July 20 and 21.

Meteorologists warn about heat and storms

Weather warning for Wednesday afternoon.


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Checks at the borders

Court objects to advantages for the partly vaccinated, but no practical changes at borders yet

Constitutional Court suspended currently valid rules for crossing borders for people with just a first shot. Changes will be adopted once the ruling is effective.


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Queen Elizabeth II, President Ivan Gašparovič and some participants from the British Council project Dreams and Teams, October 2008.

From a shot director to meeting the Queen: The British Council celebrates 75 years in Slovakia

The organisation’s mission had not changed over the decades, says current head.


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