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"Mister Finance Minister, I would not want to sit in your chair."


Former finance minister Ivan Mikloš talking to his successor, Ján Počiatek of Smer, in connection with the new government's planned extra spending. It remains unclear how the new government wants to cover the plans, as its seems that the intended millionaire tax would only cover a fraction of the increased expenditures.


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