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"This is truly a method that had been used by parties that were not democratic, such as the Communist Party."

Defence Minister and former vice-chairman of the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), Ivan Šimko, about the way he was forced out of both seats by Prime Minister and SDKÚ boss Mikuláš Dzurinda, after "breaking party discipline" by voting in cabinet contrary to the party's commands.

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Famous books on totalitarianism popular in Slovakia too

Internet bookstores have recorded an increased interest in books exploring totalitarian regimes, including demanding theoretical works.

George Orwell in Slovak bookstores

It takes nuts to help Kenyans

Slovakia has provided more than €10 million to the Kenyan people since 2005.

Muruku slum in Naorobi

Lack of experts challenges ICT sector

To maintain the competitiveness, the Slovak government must support digitising the economy and take a positive stance towards the ICT sector, according to experts.

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Our exit from the EU will not weaken our links

The UK has no intention of undermining the stability of the EU, nor do we want to become more distant to our European neighbours, including those here in Slovakia, the ambassador writes.

Flags displayed on a tourist stall, backdropped by the Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower containing the bell know as Big Ben, in London.