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Cabinet's 'away' session in Tatras marked by protests

The arrival of members of the government for a cabinet 'away' session in Štrba (Prešov Region) on Wednesday, April 6, was marked by protests from local people.

The arrival of members of the government for a cabinet 'away' session in Štrba (Prešov Region) on Wednesday, April 6, was marked by protests from local people.

"We're here on behalf of the Smer party," said one protester, referring to the opposition party which held power until last year, while holding a banner that read "higher taxes, prices, levies, Radičová's election frauds". Other participants in the rally in the village, which is located at the foot of the High Tatras mountain range, said that they wanted to voice their disapproval of privatisation and price hikes, the TASR newswire reported.

"They [the current coalition] used to say – before the election – that no privatisation would take place, so people are angry now," a protester said, adding that the same discontent applies to price increases, including those on basic foodstuffs. Prime Minister Iveta Radičová, who was 'welcomed' by whistles and shouts, said the current government would not continue to use state funds to cover the Smer party's excesses from its time in government.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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