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"All of a sudden, lights started falling and the walls started shaking in the Office of Government. I had to shout at Brigita Schmögnerová in a way that ill befits [a man talking to] a lady."

Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda recalling in a newly-published memoir how he dealt with resistance from his former Finance Minister to an economic 'austerity package' introduced in May 1999.


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