The Speaker of the European Parliament, Pat Cox, over the weekend addressed the Slovak legislature and urged Slovak citizens to turn out for September elections. He said the progress the country had made toward membership in the Union was “impressive”.
Cox also met with opposition HZDS party leader Vladimír Mečiar, becoming one of the few western political figures to have done so. He said the meeting was meant as a reflection of the EU’s ideals of respecting political pluralism and different parties, and should not be interpreted as an expression of support for the HZDS.
Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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