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Kubiš apologises for Slota; Mlynky case resolved

Foreign Affairs Minister Ján Kubiš on June 7 apologised to his Hungarian counterpart Kinga Göncz for recent statements made by SNS chairman Ján Slota, who on June 6 referred to Göncz as a "dishevelled lady" who should pay attention to her appearance rather than spend time disparaging the SNS.

Foreign Affairs Minister Ján Kubiš on June 7 apologised to his Hungarian counterpart Kinga Göncz for recent statements made by SNS chairman Ján Slota, who on June 6 referred to Göncz as a "dishevelled lady" who should pay attention to her appearance rather than spend time disparaging the SNS.

"Such statements referring to a political representative of Slovakia's neighbouring country and a woman don't belong in politics and don't represent the culture of the Slovak people," ministry spokesman Ján Škoda told the TASR newswire.

Also, Deputy PM Dušan Čaplovič said on June 7 that Slovakia appreciates the Hungarian government’s decision to financially support a new 'Slovak House' in the village of Mlynky (Pilisszentkereszt).

His remarks came after taking part in the celebration of the 261st anniversary of the village's re-founding by ethnic Slovaks. He added that it is now up to Slovakia to contribute with the same amount to support the ethnic-Slovak minority in Mlynky and the construction of the new building.

Mlynky, located approximately thirty kilometres from Budapest, is the only village in Hungary where more than half of the inhabitants claim Slovak nationality. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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