QUOTE OF THE WEEK


"They deserve it."

Ján Ľupták, chairman of the non-parliamentary Workers' Party (ZRS), reacting to news on May 16 that former FNM state privatisation agency president Štefan Gavorník and former Privatisation Minister Peter Bisák had been charged with taking bribes while in office. Ľupták was himself a member of the 1994-1998 ruling coalition led by former Prime Minister Vladimír Mečiar; Bisák and Gavorník were nominated to their posts by Ľupták's own ZRS party.


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The Presidential Palace lit in orange, to support the Orange the world! campaign.

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Secret votes and public lies

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Dobroslav Trnka (left) and Jozef Čentéš (right), the candidate who was eventually selected by MPs in 2011, never got to take up the post because the then president, Ivan Gašparovič refused to appoint him for reasons that were never clearly explained.

How a Catholic charity became a voice for migrants in Slovakia

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Caritas Slovakia's ‘World Without “the Other” – Migration Myths’ campaign educates Slovaks on migration in a fun and artistic way.