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Novotný, Pavel

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Hospodárske noviny - Slovakia | 27/09/2011

Merkel better off than Radičová

Like the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Slovakian head of government Iveta Radičová is also facing a parliament vote on expanding the euro bailout fund. But while in the worst case Merkel can count on the backing of the Social Democrats to achieve a majority next Thursday Radičová can't in the October 11 vote, the business paper Hospodárske noviny points out: "In Germany all the MPs vote according to their true convictions. But here in Slovakia the battle over rescuing the euro has turned into a political tug-of-war that has nothing to do with the subject at hand. ... The German Social Democrats would forfeit their reputation as one of the driving forces behind the European Left. Our Social Democrats under Robert Fico are only concerned with getting back into power as quickly as possible - even if it means betraying the left-wing colleagues in Greece and Portugal."

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