Second Vote by Friday Slovakian Parties Agree to Back Euro Fund

Slovakia looks set to ratify the expansion of the euro bailout fund in a second vote this week after the government reached a deal with opposition parties on Wednesday. The country had thrown euro rescue efforts into doubt on Tuesday night when it became the only euro zone member to reject the measure.
Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radicova (L) has reached an agreement with the main opposition party to back the euro rescue measure.

Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radicova (L) has reached an agreement with the main opposition party to back the euro rescue measure.

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cro -- with wire reports