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Quote of the Week:


"You have to understand, this is how things work. You can't separate politics from everyday life. Let's not pretend that we come from Mars. Political parties influence everything that has to do with the state."


Milan Urbáni, deputy chairman of the ruling HZDS party, defending the government's agreement to give its constituent parties control of various divisions of the STV public broadcaster.


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