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Slovak Coalition Parties Fail to Reach EFSF Agreement Today

October 10, 2011

(Updates with comment from prime minister from first paragraph.)

Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Slovakia’s ruling coalition leaders failed to reach an agreement before Parliament’s lawmakers vote on a euro-area bailout plan.

Prime Minister Iveta Radicova and Bela Bugar, the head of junior coalition member the Most Party, told reporters in Bratislava today that political leaders will meet again tomorrow to solve a dispute that threatens to delay the euro region’s approval of the European Financial Stability Facility.

--Editor: James M. Gomez

To contact the reporters on this story: Radoslav Tomek in Bratislava at; Peter Laca in Prague at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: James M. Gomez at

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