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Kukan's candidacy received coolly

PRIME Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda's support of Foreign Minister Eduard Kukan for the presidency in scheduled 2004 elections drew criticism from his ruling coalition partners, who said they preferred a candidate who was not a member of the former communist regime.

Kukan was a member of the Communist Party during his service abroad at Czechoslovak diplomatic missions in the 1970s.

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The latest Focus poll has found that 57.7 percent of Slovaks think the government should not be lenient when it comes to taking refugees in.

Show us you belong and we will accept you. Poll shows Slovaks' attitudes to foreigners

The latest Focus poll unveils how an ideal foreigner looks to Slovaks, and if Slovakia can ever become a home to foreigners.


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The media have condemned the change, approved by MPs, that extends the moratorium to 50 days

We condemn the latest attack against journalists

Slovak journalists stand behind their colleagues from Denník N.


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Dušan Kováčik escorted to the courtroom.

Former special prosecutor Kováčik found guilty

Judge sentences him to 14 years in prison for corruption.


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News digest: Ex-special prosecutor found guilty, while critical journalists charged

Ex-special prosecutor sentenced to 14 years. Several politicians critical of charges against Denník N journalists. Travel to Spain more complicated.


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