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“President Ivan Gašparovič expressed clearly, metaphorically that he felt like a Smer member. It’s a life feeling, not a party affiliation.”

“President Ivan Gašparovič expressed clearly, metaphorically that he felt like a Smer member. It’s a life feeling, not a party affiliation.”

Boris Zala, Smer’s deputy chairman, interprets Gašparovič’s statement that he was “practically like a member of Smer”. The president had previously insisted he was not affiliated to any party.

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News digest: Delta variant changes conditions for travelling

Vaccinated people will enjoy more freedoms when crossing borders. Registration for Johnson&Johnson vaccine launched. Slovakia’s recovery plan approved.


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Marian Kočner in Supreme Court during the appellate proceeding in the Kuciak murder trial.

A retrial of the Kuciak case could sway people’s trust in the justice system

Slovakia breathes a collective sigh of relief as Kočner is stripped of his not-guilty verdict – for now.


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Extremely hot weather continues, storms expected

Hydrometeorologists have issued several warnings for the coming days.


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Igor Matovič (l) and Veronika Remišová (r)

Fico grows in popularity, Matovič and Remišová see their support drop

On the other hand, the public's trust in Robert Fico of Smer is rising, according to a recent Focus poll.


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