Slovakia’s Fico marks one year since landslide victory

One year after Smer took the country in a landslide history, the Prime Minister Robert Fico described the current situation of his government, with unemployment reaching almost 15 percent in January, its highest level since 2004, as the most difficult period in his political life.

Nevertheless, Fico insists that Slovakia has a stable government, and that it enjoys widespread support from the public and is free of scandals. The opposition parties argue that instead of the ‘certainties’ and jobs that Fico had promised, people are saddled with high jobless rates, and pundits detect a worsening atmosphere in society.

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