"The Slovak revolt," sums up Lidové Noviny, after parliament's refusal to endorse the participation of Slovakia (valued at €816 million) in a loan of 110 billion negotiated by the EU and the IMF with the aim of helping Greece clear of its debts. Described as "the punk of Europe" by theFinancial Times Deutschland, Slovakia is the only EU countries to have backed down and, with the outgoing government, it approved the agreement. But Lidové Noviny notes public opinion in Slovakia is rather on the side of the new government elect: "The basic requirements for solidarity do not exist," wrote the Prague daily, not seeing why "a country where average monthly wage income is 308 euros should lend money to another country where the minimum wage is 863 euros a month."