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Kováč: failure to get into EU, NATO lies with Mečiar

Attending the first Central and East European Economic Summit in Salzburg, President Michal Kováč said on July 9 that Slovakia must make changes if it wants to gain NATO and EU membership, Slovak and international media reported. Kováč said political infighting could have a negative impact on Slovakia's integration efforts and on its economy. He said if Slovakia falls from the first tier of east European countries in line for EU membership, "the responsibility will lie with Prime Minister Vladimír Mečiar and his government."

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Coalition SNS seeks mandatory 13th salary

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

Andrej Danko, head of the Slovak National Party (SNS) at the party congress in Sliač.

Kiska stays away from parliamentary politics

President Kiska has dispersed all questions surrounding his future in politics before Easter, when he announced he was not planning to run for parliament.

Andrej Kiska does not want to walk down the path of party politics.

No NHL players to reinforce Slovak ice hockey team so far

All players addressed by coach Cíger have refused to attend the world championship but there are still two in question.

Zdeno Cíger

Danko’s office opens MPs’ letters

OĽaNO wants Danko to step down as parliament’s speaker after what they call an unprecedented measure.

Igor Matovič (l) and Ján Budaj (r)