Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radicova announced on a press conference after the morning government session, that the coalition talks about the support for the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) vote in Slovak Parliament definitely failed and that the vote will be bound to a vote of confidence of the government. The parliamentary session started at 1 pm the same day, the actual EFSF vote however happened up after 10 pm even though it was first on the agenda. This was because the MPs didn’t want to miss their chance to share their opinions with the nation, knowing that Slovak TV broadcasts the session live. I’m convinced that the only audience they had were us – the people in the parliament who didn’t have the option to turn off the speakers inside the building. Finally, the SaS MPs in deed didn’t vote for the Bailout as they declared months before and Slovakia completely in vain lost its government.

The pictures I made during this day were published world-wide, especially in German media. I found them in printed versions of The Times, International Herald Tribune, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Neue Zuercher Zeitung, Handelsblatt, Wirtschaftsblatt and The Jakarta Post and in Internet on the front page of Sueddeutsche.de, Zeit.de, Krone.at and Wienerzeitung.at, on the Picture of the Day page of Rádio e Televisão de Portugal and in articles of many other news portals including German ftd.de, zeit.de, faz.net, sueddeutsche.de, bild.de, diepresse.comwiwo.de, suedkurier.de, morgenpost.de , landes-zeitung.de, pz-news.de, lvz-online.de, wz-newsline.de, Polish dziennik.com, Austrian money.at, oe24.at, krone.at, Saudi sntonline.com, Hungarian zalaihirlap.hu, hirado.hu, French  lepoint.fr  and even Greek  tanea.gr and tovima.gr.

Slovak Prime Minister and vice-chairman of the Slovak Democratic and Christian Movement - Democratic Party (SDKU-DS), Iveta Radicova (C) arrives for a media briefing after a meeting of the leaders of the four parties which form the Slovak Government at the Slovak Government Office in Bratislava, Slovakia, on 11 October 2011. (...) EPA/PETER HUDEC

Slovak Prime Minister and vice-chairman of the Slovak Democratic and Christian Movement - Democratic Party (SDKU-DS), Iveta Radicova (L) speaks at a media briefing after a meeting of the leaders of the four parties which form the Slovak Government at the Slovak Government Office in Bratislava, Slovakia, on 11 October 2011. (...) EPA/PETER HUDEC

Slovak Prime Minister and vice-chairman of the Slovak Democratic and Christian Movement - Democratic Party (SDKU-DS), Iveta Radicova, talks to journalists at a press conference after a meeting of the leaders of the four parties which form the Slovak Government at the Slovak Government Office in Bratislava, Slovakia, on 11 October 2011. (...) EPA/PETER HUDEC

Slovak Prime Minister and vice-chairman of the Slovak Democratic and Christian Movement - Democratic Party (SDKU-DS), Iveta Radicova (R) speaks at a media briefing after a meeting of the leaders of the four parties which form the Slovak Government at the Slovak Government Office in Bratislava, Slovakia, on 11 October 2011. (...) EPA/PETER HUDEC

Slovak Prime Minister and vice-chairman of the Slovak Democratic and Christian Movement - Democratic Party (SDKU-DS), Iveta Radicova, talks to journalists at a press conference after a meeting of the leaders of the four parties which form the Slovak Government at the Slovak Government Office in Bratislava, Slovakia, on 11 October 2011. (...) EPA/PETER HUDEC

Chairman of the Slovak Parliament, Richard Sulik (L), and Slovak Finance Minister Ivan Miklos (R), react during the parliamentary session about the vote on extending the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), in Bratislava, Slovakia, 11 October 2011. (...) EPA/PETER HUDEC

Speaker of the Slovak Parliament Richard Sulik (C) opens the parliamentary session about the vote on extending the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), in Bratislava, Slovakia, 11 October 2011. (...) EPA/PETER HUDEC

Speaker of the Slovak Parliament Richard Sulik reacts during the parliamentary session about the vote on extending the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), in Bratislava, Slovakia, 11 October 2011. (...) EPA/PETER HUDEC

Speaker of the Slovak Parliament Richard Sulik (top-R), Deputy Speaker of the Slovak Parliament Milan Hort (top-L), Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radicova (bottom-L) and Slovak Finance Minister Ivan Miklos (bottom-R) during the parliamentary session about the vote on extending the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), in Bratislava, Slovakia, 11 October 2011. (...) EPA/PETER HUDEC

Speaker of the Slovak Parliament Richard Sulik reacts during the parliamentary session about the vote on extending the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), in Bratislava, Slovakia, 11 October 2011. (...) EPA/PETER HUDEC

Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radicova (top) listens to a speech of the Speaker of the Slovak Parliament Richard Sulik (bottom) during the parliamentary session about the vote on extending the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), in Bratislava, Slovakia, 11 October 2011. (...) EPA/PETER HUDEC

Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radicova holds a speech during the parliamentary session about the vote on extending the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), in Bratislava, Slovakia, 11 October 2011. (...) EPA/PETER HUDEC

Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radicova holds a speech during the parliamentary session about the vote on extending the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), in Bratislava, Slovakia, 11 October 2011. (...) EPA/PETER HUDEC

Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radicova (top R) and chairman of the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) Jan Figel (top L) listen to a speech of the chairman of Slovakia's strongest opposition party SMER Social Democracy, Robert Fico, during the parliamentary session about the vote on extending the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), in Bratislava, Slovakia, 11 October 2011. (...) EPA/PETER HUDEC

Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radicova holds a speech during the parliamentary session about the vote on extending the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), in Bratislava, Slovakia, 11 October 2011.

Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radicova reacts after the unsuccessful vote on extending the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) which was joined with the vote on confidence of Slovak Government in Bratislava, Slovakia 11. October 2011. (...) EPA/PETER HUDEC

Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radicova reacts after the unsuccessful vote on extending the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) which was joined with the vote on confidence of Slovak Government in Bratislava, Slovakia 11. October 2011. (...) EPA/PETER HUDEC

Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radicova (L) and chairman of the leading Slovak coalition party Slovak Christian and Democratic Union Democratic Party (SDKU-DS) Mikulas Dzurinda (R) react after the unsuccessful vote on extending the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) which was joined with the vote on confidence of Slovak Government in Bratislava, Slovakia 11. October 2011. (...) EPA/PETER HUDEC

Speaker of the Slovak Parliament and chairman of the Freedom and Solidarity party (SaS) Richard Sulik (L) talks to journalists during a press conference after the unsuccessful vote on extending the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) which was joined with the vote on confidence of Slovak Government in Bratislava, Slovakia 11 October 2011. (...) EPA/PETER HUDEC

Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radicova (R) and chairman of the leading coalition party Slovak Democratic and Christian Union Democratic Party (SDKU-DS) Mikulas Dzurinda (L) talk to journalists during a press briefing after the unsuccessful vote on extending the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) which was joined with the vote on confidence of Slovak Government in Bratislava, Slovakia 11 October 2011. (...) EPA/PETER HUDEC

Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radicova (3-R) talks to journalists during a press briefing after the unsuccessful vote on extending the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) which was joined with the vote on confidence of Slovak Government in Bratislava, Slovakia 11 October 2011. (...) EPA/PETER HUDEC

Huge image of Richard Sulik and ministers in the plenary room on page 7 of Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Considerably smaller Iveta Radicova, but it's there! On page 5 of The Times.

Even smaller Iveta Radicova on page 17 of Handelsblatt.

Iveta Radicova couldn't be smaller on page 5 of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

Iveta Radicova on page 4 of Neue Zuercher Zeitung.

Iveta Radicova and Mikulas Dzurinda on page 17 of Jakarta Post.

Iveta Radicova at the press conference bottom-right on the cover of International Herald Tribune.

Robert Fico on page 10 of Wirtschaftsblatt.

Disappointed Iveta Radicova on the front page of sueddeutsche.de.

Richard Sulik and Ivan Miklos on the front page of zeit.de.

And also Robert Fico on the front page of zeit.de.

Iveta Radicova on the front page of Austrian krone.at.

Iveta Radicova on the front page of Austrian wienerzeitung.at.