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Quote of the Week


"Because of the leadership of [Party of the Democratic Left - SDĽ] chairman [Jozef] Migaš, the SDĽ has lost its image as a clean party free of the influence of interest groups."

Finance Minister Brigita Schmögnerová on the June 24 programme Na telo ('hard hitting') on Markíza TV. Schmögnerová is seen as part of a reformist SDĽ group under Education Minister Milan Ftáčnik which will challenge Migaš' leadership at the SDĽ's July 8 congress.




"The ambulance came too quickly."

František Zemko, director of the Council for the Protection of Constitutional Representatives, explaining why a critically ill President Ruldolf Schuster had to wait several minutes outside Kramáre hospital while members of his family banged on windows to be admitted.


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People of Pezinok fighting against landfill again

Dispute over controversial Pezinok waste dump, which started 18 years ago, continues.

The controversial landfill site in Pezinok

Crisis ends in Danko’s defeat

Education minister steps down following Fico’s call, Danko not ruling out he might leave politics.

Former education minister Peter Plavčan and PM Robert Fico on July 24.

First Slovak woman crossed the English Channel

Before her, only six Slovak men had managed to complete the difficult swim.