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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.


Top stories

Letters can be checked at work – but is it legal?

The recent scandal surrounding the parliamentary office opening and checking the post of MPs has opened the issue of postal privacy – which also concerns emails or text messages – guaranteed by the law.

Andrej Danko, speaker of parliament

New investor to create 500 jobs in Nitra

A company following the Jaguar Land Rover carmaker to Nitra plans to create 500 new jobs and invest €17 million.

Tha Jaguar Land Rover draws also other investors to Nitra.

Blog: A line does not always form

A foreigners' real experience at the foreigners’ police department in Bratislava.

The foreigners’ police department in Petržalka

Coalition SNS seeks mandatory 13th salary

The business sector claims that such a step would lead to speculation and slow the growth of wages.