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"Fico emerged as extremely deceitful during the campaign, seemingly saying 'yes', always adding 'but'. He systematically discouraged people from taking part in the referendum."

Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda, blaming leader of the opposition party Smer, Robert Fico, for poor attendance in the May 16-17 referendum on Slovakia's entry to the EU.

Top stories

The Bratislava airport has competition in Vienna

The airport in Vienna, only about 60 kilometres from the Slovak capital, gains 17 new low-cost airliner flights.

Illustrative stock photo

Surcharges for night, weekend and holiday work will go up in two phases

Social partners agree upon a compromise solution.

Royal chocolate made by Slovak Photo

Some of the chocolate art pieces are decorated with gold or silver.

Giving a voice to those unheard

The Sme daily celebrates 25 years since its founding. It is of immense importance that it remains independent and free, writes its editor-in-chief.