Danko wants to have a flagpole, but taller than the one in Budapest

The Budapest flagpole is 27 metres tall.

A building site outside the Slovak parliament, where a flagpole will be erected. A building site outside the Slovak parliament, where a flagpole will be erected. (Source: Sme)

A big hole dug in the pavement by the Slovak parliament building has been catching the eyes of passers-by for a week now. The Chancellery of the National Council of the Slovak Republic is planning to erect a 30-metre-high flagpole on the site, the Sme daily reported.

Such a high mast is somewhat unusual in neighbouring countries, with only Budapest having a 27-metre-tall flagpole.

“It was Parliament's Speaker Andrej Danko's request to have a mast higher than in Budapest,” said Danko's spokesperson Tomáš Kostelník, as quoted by Sme.

The price of the yet-to-be-erected flagpole, the height of which is equivalent to a 10-storey-building, remains unknown at this point.

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