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Coalition agrees to hold parliamentary vote on EFSF

The Slovak Parliament will vote on the eurozone's European Financial Stability Fund (EFSF) bail-out fund on Tuesday, October 11, the head of coalition party Most-Híd, Béla Bugár, said on October 4. Bugár was speaking to journalists during a session of the Coalition Council that began in Most-Híd's headquarters at 17:00. The date of the vote was the only item on the session's agenda on which coalition leaders reached agreement.

The Slovak Parliament will vote on the eurozone's European Financial Stability Fund (EFSF) bail-out fund on Tuesday, October 11, the head of coalition party Most-Híd, Béla Bugár, said on October 4. Bugár was speaking to journalists during a session of the Coalition Council that began in Most-Híd's headquarters at 17:00. The date of the vote was the only item on the session's agenda on which coalition leaders reached agreement.

Another coalition party, Freedom and Solidarity (SaS), which has voiced its steadfast opposition to the EFSF, is rejecting a compromise proposal put forward by Prime Minister Iveta Radičová (Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ)), said Bugár. "No agreement has been reached on the EFSF so far, and talks will continue. There's still a week to go, and we'll make use of this time," Bugár said, as reported by the TASR newswire.

Upon his arrival at the session, SaS leader and Speaker of Parliament Richard Sulík said that SaS only agrees with one part of Radičová's proposal, while another is unacceptable for the time being; but he did not elaborate.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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