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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