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  1. Smer's Pellegrini takes up speaker roleRead the original story

    23 hrs ago | Slovak Spectator

    PRIME Minister Robert Fico has picked a rising star of his Smer party, Peter Pellegrini, to become the speaker of parliament after Pavol Paska resigned from the key constitutional post on the heels of a scandal, and alleged corruption, surrounding overpriced medical equipment. Pellegrini has changed jobs several times in recent months: from a state secretary at the Finance Ministry he replaced Dusan Caplovic as education minister, and after a brief stop there he is now moving to parliamentary speaker.

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  2. Supporting investments in SlovakiaRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 23 | Slovak Spectator

    Investment aid is regional support aimed at encouraging investments and creating new jobs in Slovakia. Individuals and legal entities that are authorised to do business in Slovakia, and whose investment activities and projects meet the conditions of the Act on Investment Aid are eligible for investment aid.

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  3. Investment highlightsRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 23 | Slovak Spectator

    Slovakia got the fourth telecommunications operator. Due to the investment of 50 million, Swan expects to gain 500,000 clients within two years.

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  4. Residential supply and demand balancedRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 23 | Slovak Spectator

    The development of residential real estate is reflected by especially favourable credit conditions, but also better than pre-crisis layouts of new residencies when large apartments meant high prices. Residential real estate remains to be most expensive in the Slovak capital, Bratislava.

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  5. Smer strongman Paska steps downRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 23 | Slovak Spectator

    ONE of the ruling Smer party's key strongmen, Pavol Paska, resigned as speaker of parliament the same night as municipal elections, overshadowing reports on outcomes of mayoral races across Slovakia. Paska's departure came on the heels of two rallies fuelled by anger at a widely criticised tender for an overpriced computer tomography device set for purchase by a financially ailing hospital.

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  6. White Crows awardedRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 23 | Slovak Spectator

    ZUZANA Pechociakova, a doctor of the Faculty Hospital in Nitra who pointed out an altered medical record; fired inspector Lubica Lapinova who revealed shady public tenders; and Oleg Pastier, a key figure in the civil samizdat movement during the communist regime, received the White Crow Award on November 17. Granted by the political ethics watchdog Fair-Play Alliance and Via Iuris legal think-tank, the project honours Slovaks who took personal risks as whistleblowers by challenging unethical or corrupt behaviour, as well as those who display civic bravery and integrity.

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  7. Nitro Founder Celebrated as Australian EY Emerging Entrepreneur of the YearRead the original story

    Friday Nov 21 | Customer Interaction Solutions

    ... Nitro is headquartered in downtown San Francisco with offices in Melbourne, Australia; Dublin, Ireland; Nitra, Slovakia; and St. Petersburg, Russia. One of the fastest-growing private companies in the world, Nitro is also a multiple Inc. 500/5000, ...

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  8. Independents surge, Smer gains on oppositionRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 20 | Slovak Spectator

    FEEDING on voters' frustration with traditional parties, independent candidates led the way in municipal races on November 15, taking some 38 percent of the mayoral seats across the country. Bratislava went to an independent candidate, Ivo Nesrovnal, who in a closely watched race defeated the incumbent Smer-backed independent Milan Ftacnik, and Milan Knazko, who also ran as an independent backed by a number of opposition parties.

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  9. Slovak art is more individual,Read the original story

    Monday Nov 17 | Slovak Spectator

    GREAT political events and historical milestones are natural subjects of artworks and cultural projects - but it seems that sometimes time plays a crucial role. Events more than a thousand years old, like the coming of evangelists Cyril and Methodius to the territory of present-day Slovakia in 860 or the developments of the Great Moravian Empire as a whole, are more common and satisfactory topics for artists than the events that formed Slovak history only a few decades ago - the November Revolution of 1989, also called the Velvet Revolution.

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  10. Naperville seeking volunteers for two commissionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | Daily Herald

    ... personal links through city-to-city affiliations and exchanging ideas and experiences with Sister Cities Nitra, Slovakia, and Patzcuaro, Mexico. The commission is regularly scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month, unless ...

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  11. CT scandal rocks politicsRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 16 | Slovak Spectator

    PRIME Minister Robert Fico was unable to calm the storm around the shady purchase of an overpriced computer tomography device by a financially ailing hospital in Piestany as he sacked Smer nominee Zuzana Zvolenska from the post of Health Minister and Renata Zmajkovicova, a key Smer official, who sat at the top of the hospital's supervisory board, as parliamentary Deputy Speaker. The opposition is calling for the head of Speaker of Parliament Pavol Paska for what they call his links to the firm Medical Group SK, which won the dubious tender.

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  12. [Locked] Nitra baked the biggest breadRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 16 | Slovak Spectator

    NITRA ba-kers celebrated October 16, World Bread Day, by baking the record loaf in Slovakia. The "classical consumer wheat-rye bread" was 229 centimetres long, 83 centimetres wide and weighed 36 kilograms, thus becoming the biggest bread in the history of Slovakia and making it into the Slovak Book of Records.

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  13. PHOTOS: Ex Black Stars Captain John Mensah Marries AgainRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 16 | Ghanamma.com

    Ex Ghana captain, John Mensah, chose today of all days - the day his former teammates got beaten by Uganda - to walk down the aisle with his new wife, Mimi. This is the former defender's second marriage in years after the first one of 12 years with ex Henrietta hit the rocks in January.

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  14. VOTE: Independent candidates won most mayoral postsRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 16 | Slovak Spectator

    RESIDENTS of Slovak villages, towns and cities elected their mayors and local council representatives on November 15. The municipal elections confirmed the ruling Smer party as the most popular in Slovakia, as they won more mayoral positions than in 2010 based on final official results announced by the Slovak Statistics Office on November 16. The turnover was 48.34 percent, a small drop from 2010's 49.69 percent. Out of eight regional capitals, four mayors kept their positions: in Kosice, Zilina, Trencin and Nitra.

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  15. A fistful of eurosRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 9 | Slovak Spectator

    A 53-YEAR old woman was given a six month conditional prison sentence for giving a a 5 bribe to a physician from Nitra for a confirmation of temporary sick-leave in early November. The local prosecution is investigating dozens of other patients over the transgression of giving bribe to a physician.

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  16. 11/17, 1989 hailed in art, cultureRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 9 | Slovak Spectator

    NOVEMBER 17 is a vital date in Slovak history, as on this day in 1989, the fall of communism started and the "long and winding road" to a democratic and free state began. The revolution that erupted on this day is dubbed "The Velvet Revolution" and is celebrated every year.

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  17. Health minister, deputy speaker outRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 6 | Slovak Spectator

    THE SHADY purchase of an overpriced computed tomography device by a financially ailing hospital has cost Smer nominee Zuzana Zvolenska the post of health minister and Renata Zmajkovicova, a key Smer official who sat at the top of the hospital's supervisory board, the post of parliamentary deputy speaker. Prime Minister Robert Fico called on the two officials to resign just days after the Sme daily and the private television station Markiza broke the story on the Piestany Hospital of Alexander Winter buying a CT scanner with a price tag three times higher than similar devices in the Czech Republic.

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  18. Nitro Secures $15m from Battery Ventures to Bring Smarter Documents to EveryoneRead the original story

    Monday Nov 3 | Venture Capital Access Online

    ... Nitro is headquartered in downtown San Francisco with offices in Melbourne, Australia; Dublin, Ireland; Nitra, Slovakia; and St. Petersburg, Russia. One of the fastest-growing private companies in the world, Nitro is also a multiple Inc. 500/5000, ...

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  19. Battery Ventures leads $15 mln funding in NitroRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 4 | PE Hub

    ... Nitro is headquartered in downtown San Francisco with offices in Melbourne, Australia; Dublin, Ireland; Nitra, Slovakia; and St. Petersburg, Russia. One of the fastest-growing private companies in the world, Nitro is also a multiple Inc. 500/5000, ...

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  20. Health Minister Zvolenska ends due to dubious tenderRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 4 | Slovak Spectator

    PRIME Minister Robert Fico called on Zuzana ZvolenskA to resign from the post of Minister of Health due to a widely criticised tender for purchasing a CT scanner in PieA tany Hospital of Alexander Winter announced shortly after parliament elections in March 2012. ZvolenskA , however, is not the only top official who has to resign due to the scandal: Deputy Speaker of Parliament RenA ta ZmajkoviA ovA , who sat at the helm of the board of directors at the hospital, also resigned from both positions upon Fico's request.

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