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MEP profile: Monika Smolková

Monika Smolková was born in 1956 in the village of Janovník in the Prešov Region. She graduated from the Faculty of Pedagogy of Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Prešov and passed the postgraduate programme in economics. Since 2006 she has served as the mayor of one of Kosice’s municipal districts and as an MP for Smer in the Slovak parliament.

(Source: TASR)

Monika Smolková was born in 1956 in the village of Janovník in the Prešov Region. She graduated from the Faculty of Pedagogy of Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Prešov and passed the postgraduate programme in economics. Since 2006 she has served as the mayor of one of Kosice’s municipal districts and as an MP for Smer in the Slovak parliament.

Political affiliation: Smer (member of the Socialist Group in the EP)

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