Last Week in Slovakia: Pavol Paška dies

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Pavol Paška (in foregorund)Pavol Paška (in foregorund)(Source: Sme)

Former Parliament's Speaker Pavol Paska died of heart attack at age 60.

Journalists of the public-service Radio and Television of Slovakia published an open letter saying they "are fighting with the mistrust we feel towards our superiors, towards their intentions and skills”.

Smer plans to postpone the balanced budget plan by 2020 to find space for replacing the so-called Christmas bonuses for pensioners with a 13th pension.

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