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Coalition divided over motorway plans

A further split is developing in the cabinet over northern and southern routes for a planned motorway link between Bratislava and Košice.

While the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) and the Christian Democrats (KDH) favour a northern route, which is already under construction, the Hungarian Coalition (SMK) and New Citizen's Alliance (ANO) are pushing for construction of a southern route.

SMK leader Béla Bugár pointed out that the southern motorway would be cheaper to construct.

"This concern is a tenth of the price. There is no need to build bridges or tunnels for the southern route," he argued.

Compiled by Conrad Toft from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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