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“What kind of programme is this ‘autonomy’? And he fears for hislife? You know, this is like a primitive nervous system – you pinch it, and this happens.”Prime Minister Robert Fico, talking about Slovak-Hungarian leader Pál Csáky, who has proposed autonomy as a possible solution for Slovak Hungarians living in southern Slovakia.(For more information please see section Politics & Society, article: Uproar over autonomy)

“What kind of programme is this ‘autonomy’? And he fears for his
life? You know, this is like a primitive nervous system – you pinch it, and this happens.”
Prime Minister Robert Fico, talking about Slovak-Hungarian leader Pál Csáky, who has proposed autonomy as a possible solution for Slovak Hungarians living in southern Slovakia.
(For more information please see section Politics & Society, article: Uproar over autonomy)

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