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"A populist is a person who says what other people want to hear."


Prime Minister Robert Fico in answer to the question: What is a populist? PM Fico was meeting with children between the ages of nine and 14 and answering their questions during Children's Comenius University 2007. The children also asked, among other things, if communism would ever return to Slovakia and why Ivan Gašparovič is president and not Fico.


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EC President Ursula von der Leyen and Slovak PM Eduard Heger during a press conference in Bratislava when announcing that EC approved the Slovak recovery plan.

EC approves Slovakia’s recovery plan

EC President Ursula von der Leyen said the plan meets criteria and is also ambitious.


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Due to the lack of tourists, the beach is empty and only few boats are moored in the harbor in Fazana, Croatia.

Croatia lifts limitations for incomers from Slovakia

People need their ID card or passport only, and are recommended to fill in a form.


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News digest: Delta variant changes conditions for travelling

Vaccinated people will enjoy more freedoms when crossing borders. Registration for Johnson&Johnson vaccine launched. Slovakia’s recovery plan approved.


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Marian Kočner in Supreme Court during the appellate proceeding in the Kuciak murder trial.

A retrial of the Kuciak case could sway people’s trust in the justice system

Slovakia breathes a collective sigh of relief as Kočner is stripped of his not-guilty verdict – for now.


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