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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News digest: Lockdown effects not fully seen yet, Bratislava shuts schools

Lockdown reduces mobility and new cases, but not hospitalisations. Cabinet approves €500 vouchers for seniors.


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Some schools in Slovakia have been closed.

Some schools in Bratislava will switch to remote learning

Only kindergartens and grades one through four will remain open.


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Finance Minister Igor Matovič presented his latest idea to boost vaccination rate and help businesses hit by the pandemic.

Finance Minister Matovič has a new way of boosting vaccination: €500 vouchers

The vouchers should be given to old people who decide to get vaccinated, to be subsequently spent on goods and services.


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