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Quotes of the week


"Farewell, I leave you, I never hurt, I never hurt any of you."

Premier Vladimír Mečiar singing a song on state run STV on September 30, during what he swore would be his last TV appearance ever (those were the lyrics to the song).




"I'm going hunting. Mating season is in full swing, and I would rather go shooting."

Ján Slota, Chairman of the far-right Slovak National Party, declaring on September 25 that he would rather hunt deer than wait for election results.


Top stories

End of investigative show a cause for concern

Media freedom watchdogs believe the scrapping of the only investigative show on public-service television is a threat to its independence.

Jaroslav Rezník

Proxy for Roma criticises minister Kaliňák for ethnical and group discrimination

The government proxy slammed Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák for the draft law on repressing criminality in Roma settlements, for populist discrimination and preferring repression to prevention.

Roma communities, illustrative stock photo

Slovak racer Svitko finished at Dakar Video

After a serious fall in the tenth leg, Slovak motorcyclist Štefan Svitko resigned from the 40th year of the Dakar Rally due to pain in his upper body.

Štefan Svitko

Carmakers in Slovakia produced more than one million cars last year

2018 will be critical for Slovakia’s automotive industry, claim sector’s representatives.

Most cars produced in Slovakia head for export.