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Fico: Five conditions for next government

SMER PARTY leader Robert Fico has said that if he captures the PM's chair after September elections, he will insist the next government fulfill five main planks from Smer's election platform by the end of 2003, or he will resign.

The five demands include: passage of a law requiring 'suspiciously wealthy' people to demonstrate the origin of their wealth; approval of a new electoral system; reduction of state spending and welfare abuse; and the creation of special teams to investigate and prosecute serious economic crime.

Smer is running second to Vladimír Mečiar's opposition HZDS party on a law-and-order platform.

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No Slovaks among the victims of Manchester attack so far

The representatives of Slovakia have expressed their sympathy to the families of the victims.

Police guard close to the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Britain, on May 23, 2017, a day after an explosion.

It's not your Slovakia, Bystrica protesters told Kotleba

President Andrej Kiska spoke to the crowd at the protest gathering, asking Slovaks what kind of country they want to have.

Lajčák gives two versions of the Evka story

The Foreign Ministry gives opposing statements about suspicious procurement related to the Slovak Presidency over the EU Council.

Government of PM Robert Fico (left) endorses Lajčák as its official candidate.

Napoleon’s oak planted in Bratislava's Tyršovo Embankment Photo

An oak of Napoleonic legend was replanted, part of a commemoration spanning several days.

Planting "Naopoleon's oak" on May 20, 2017.