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New culture minister named

PRESIDENT Ivan Gašparovič named František Tóth of the New Citizen's Alliance (ANO) as the new Culture Minister on June 15.

Tóth is the former Deputy Education Minister who left the post after a series of conflicts with Education Minister Martin Fronc of the co-ruling Christian Democratic Movement.

On his appointment as Culture Minister he said he planned to bridge the gap between the ministerial "technocrats" and the cultural community, the SME daily reported.

"I will do everything to bridge these antagonisms," he said.

The minister said he wanted to make sure that the new Slovak National Theatre building is completed using state funds rather that with, as was originally considered, private funding.

The new minister added that he wants to support original Slovak productions.

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

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