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Slovak nationalist party unlikely to achieve major policy change, despite pushing its foreign policy and security agenda

04 December 2018


The National Council of the Slovak Republic on 28 November failed to consider adoption of new security and defence strategies documents.

They were removed from the agenda after MPs from the Slovak National Party (Slovenská národná strana: SNS), a junior coalition partner, opposed the item, tabled by the opposition, ostensibly on procedural grounds. The opposition, however, accused the chairman of the parliament and SNS leader, Andrej Danko, of sabotaging the strategies' adoption, despite their approval by the previous cabinet in 2017. Since then, Danko has failed to proceed with adoption and has criticised the documents for describing Russian annexation of Crimea as a threat.

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