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Quote of the Week:

"I declare that anyone will be able to take one, two, or even more pinecones from the forest."

- Agriculture Minister Miroslav Jureňa responding to the opposition's attacks on an amendment that would forbid cycling and horseback-riding in forests except for on marked trails. The amendment also seeks to limit the practice of picking wild mushrooms, to which the opposition responded by saying that if the amendment is passed, a child could be fined for taking a pinecone home from the woods.

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President will not appoint Pellegrini cabinet as proposed

There should be no people who could raise independence concerns, Kiska suggests. Pellegrini has until Friday to submit a new proposal.

Andrej Kiska

Pellegrini’s cabinet bets on a non-partisan interior minister

Nine ministers remain unchanged, the interior to be led by “a man from Drucker’s team”. Here are the names Pellegrini wants in his cabinet.

Jozef Ráž is proposed to become the new interior minister.

Tax assignation fetches record funds

More than one half of companies do not assign corporate taxes to non-government organisations.

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Politics is not filth, it concerns all of us

Who falls asleep in democracy, wakes up in totalitarianism.

Bratislava For a Decent Slovakia protest March 16, 2018.