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Quote of the Week


"I'm not talking about my own poverty. I'm talking about the poverty of the people I respresent."

Trade union boss Ivan Saktor, when asked how he reconciled the unions' claim to have no money with the fact that Saktor can often be found in one of Bratislava's most expensive bars, the Irish Pub, drinking Guinness at 85 Slovak crowns a pint.




"I was in Bermuda. I had never been to Bermuda before, and during the summer months I was on the beach, which Miss Maliková was unable to let me forget. Poor thing, she's so pale, she's really quite white. I don't know if she's white because she hates me or she feels nervous around me, or because she wants to take my place at the head of the party."

Ján Slota, chairman of the SNS party, when asked to explain why a majority of delegates, led by SNS Vice-Chair Anna Malíková, voted to have him removed from the chairmanship.


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