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"Right wing parties have become better organised and mobilised. They've got support in the opposition, in cooperation with which they could put Langoš's law on inheritance tax across. It's a very hazardous and irresponsible game, though, which can threaten the continuation of the current coalition."

Finance Minister Brigita Schmögnerová responding to a question asked by a reporter with the Slovak daily Národná Obroda, on the reasons behind the government's approval of a set of tax cuts proposed by Deputy Prime Minister for Economy Ivan Mikloš August 20.

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