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Report: Fico for EC President?

SLOVAKIA’S Prime Minister Robert Fico might run for the chair of the president of the European Commission. The Party of European Socialists (PES) is reportedly considering his nomination to replace current EC president José Manuel Barroso, whose term in office ends in 2014, the Hospodárske Noviny daily reported on October 18.

SLOVAKIA’S Prime Minister Robert Fico might run for the chair of the president of the European Commission. The Party of European Socialists (PES) is reportedly considering his nomination to replace current EC president José Manuel Barroso, whose term in office ends in 2014, the Hospodárske Noviny daily reported on October 18.

Fico allegedly spoke about his candidacy with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during his official trip to Berlin this summer.

Fico later denied the information, saying he does not intend to leave Slovakia.

The Slovak media has also speculated that Fico might run as a candidate in the presidential elections that will take place in 2014.

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Giving a voice to those unheard

The Sme daily celebrates 25 years since its founding. It is of immense importance that it remains independent and free, writes its editor-in-chief.

The Sme daily celebrates 25th anniversary

The newspaper, which was established as a protest against autocratic power, has been published for 25 years.

The first issue of Sme in own printing house; publisher Alexej Fulmek (C) with chief editor Karol Ježík (R).

Ryanair changes its cabin bag policy as of Monday, January 15th

The low-cost airline operates dozens routes from Bratislava.

ryanair plane, illustrative stock photo