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Quotes of the Week


"Every genius has one big weakness - he is incredibly close to madness. I ask myself whether Mečiar believed what he was saying [during his September 30 television appearance]. If he did, then it certainly was the turning point."

"If a [HZDS] revival does not come, then it will be very bad. The party has a cancer, and we know how cancer ends."

"It could be a loss for the HZDS, but I insist that even Mečiar is replacable."

Ivan Mjartan, former HZDS member and HZDS campaign coordinator during the 1998 election campaign, in an interview with Domino Fórum reporters Štefan Hríb and Martin Šimečka.




"Who is Mr. Mjartan? If somebody leaves [the party] because he did not succeed, then I ask, who is he? For me, he is nobody."

"When I come to Slovakia, and I'll come, I'll give a thrashing to Mr. Mjartan and all the others. I'll teach them a lesson!"

"I know the manners. I had my own kids' room, and I also had my white stockings."

Oľga Keltošová, former HZDS vice chairman and until October 12 Slovak Ambassador to the UN in New York, in an interview with Rádio Twist (the last quote answered the question of whether she thought newly appointed ambassadors should be leaving for their posts when they are likely to be recalled by the new government.)


Top stories

Kysuce highway stalled due to missing money

Money is missing to finish the section of highway between Žilina and Poland, stopping the completion of the D3 highway project.

Road-blocking protest in Povina, Kysuce, demanding completion of highway bypass - February 16.

Slovak film won Generation Kplus section at Berlinale

The film Little Harbour that won the Crystal Bear – beating movies from many other countries - is the work of (mostly) Slovak women.

Director of Little Harbour, Iveta Grófová, with the Cristal Bear

State insulation falls behind expectations, ministry widens support

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the insulation programme.

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the state insulation programme. Illustration stock photo

US philosopher with Slovak roots, Michael Novak, dies

The man who advised politicians and even presidents Gerald Ford and James Carter died on February 17, aged 83.

Michael Novak