Slovak Opposition Leader Says EFSF Approval Agreed

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Slovak opposition leader Robert Fico and parties in the outgoing Slovak government coalition have reached an agreement to ratify a plan to strengthen the euro zone's EFSF rescue fund by Friday and to hold an election in March, Fico said.

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Three parties in the coalition held talks with Fico's leftist opposition Smer party on Wednesday after their cabinet collapsed in a failed confidence vote that Prime Minister Iveta Radicova had tied to ratification of the euro safety net.