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Slovakia casts doubt on eurozone bailout plans

Slovakia's parliament has voted against measures to bolster the powers of the eurozone bailout fund, seen as vital in combating the bloc's debt crisis.

The governing coalition had linked the vote to a confidence motion and as a result has effectively been toppled.

Slovakia is the last of the eurozone's 17 member states to vote on expanding the European Financial Stability Fund.

Gavin Hewitt reports.

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