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16 hrs ago | Slovak Spectator

Star EU won 70 out of 70 tenders it applied for

NUMEROUS municipalities around Slovakia have made use of the external project management services of a single company under questionable circumstances.

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19 hrs ago | Slovak Spectator

Medved sacked for renting own car

A FORMER environment minister, who now heads the largely state-run stock exchange, has been using state funds to rent a car from his own company and as a result must leave his post, after opposition MP Miroslav BeblavA1 2 revealed the mishap on August 25. Until recently Jozef MedveA served as the chairman of the managing board of the Bratislava ... (more)

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23 hrs ago | Reuters

Central European PMIs point to slowdown as sanctions hit sentiment

Polish manufacturing activity shrank for a second straight month in August and Czech expansion slowed more than expected, adding to signs weaker euro zone economies and crisis in Ukraine are cooling growth in the EU's east.

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Related Topix: Czech Republic, World News, Robert Fico, Europe

Yesterday | Slovak Spectator

"Anti-gay" referendum petitions has signatures

SUPPORTERS of the ideas of families and marriage calling for higher legislative protection have succeeded in collecting enough signatures to hold a referendum.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Slovak Spectator

Slovakia wary of cut in crude oil supply

WHILE the prospect of disruption to natural gas supplies is the major worry of the Slovak government, the country is also bracing for a possible cut or halt in supplies of Russian crude oil via Ukraine.

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Slovak Spectator

[Locked] Vintage Jaguars paraded in eastern Slovakia

Slovak town Levoca's annual summer folklore festival Days of Master Paul, which includes the Carpathian Crafts' Market, culminated on the weekend of August 15-17 with a surprise highlight: a parade of 18 vintage Jaguar cars.

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Gilmer Mirror

News Updates from CLG

According to the Financial Times, the force's creation will be spearheaded by Britain and involve contributions from Denmark, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Norway, and the Netherlands.

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Slovak Spectator

Top officials and dignitaries from 40 countries gather for SNP celebrations

BETWEEN 10,000 and 15,000 people attended the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising in Banska Bystrica on August 29, SNP Museum Director Stanislav Micev estimated for the SITA newswire.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Slovak PM slams sanctions on Russia, threatens to veto new ones

Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico slammed European Union sanctions on Russia as "meaningless and counterproductive" and threatened to veto additional measures, highlighting the internal divide within the EU over its tough stance on Russia.

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Bangor Daily News

Slovak PM slams sanctions on Russia, threatens to veto new ones

Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico slammed European Union sanctions on Russia as "meaningless and counterproductive" and threatened to veto additional measures, highlighting the internal divide within the EU over its tough stance on Russia.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Robert Fico, Donald Tusk, Vladimir Putin, United Kingdom, Canada

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

Diplomatic incident over barred Russian flight

Poland and Ukraine refused permission for a plane carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu to use their airspace on Friday while returning home from a visit to Slovakia.

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IcNetwork

Biker on record-breaking ride around the word celebrates in India...

Steph Jeavons, 38, is halfway through her challenge to become the first woman to ride a motorbike across every continent on earth A motorbike rider has discovered she is a grandmother for the first time - while on a one woman ride around the world A© WALES NEWS SERVICE She set off from her home in Old Conwy, North Wales, knowing her son ... (more)

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The Baltimore Sun

Russian minister to take off from after forced stop in Bratislava

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu's plane will leave Bratislava airport shortly after making a brief stop there when Poland refused to allow the flight into its airspace, the Slovak Interior Ministry said on Friday.

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Slovak Spectator

Slovakia commemorates anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising

PARTISANS should be celebrated for fighting evil, was the key message of Slovak President Andrej Kiska during the main ceremony of 70th anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising which took the place in Banska Bystrica on August 29. The Slovak National Uprising was one of the key moments in Slovakia's World War II history, when some in the ... (more)

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Slovak Spectator

Slovakia celebrates 70th anniversary of the SNP

AT LEAST 10,000 guests are expected to attend the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising , one of the key moments in the country's World War II history, when some rebelled against the Nazi-allied Slovak state.

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Wall Street Journal

Hotels: Which Country's Are Cleanest?

Tokyo's hotel rooms may not overlook any white sandy beaches or have gorgeous frescoes dating back to the Italian Renaissance, but tourists say there's one key factor that's driving their popularity .

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ZDNet

Lenovo smartphones launch in 10 EU countries: Here's why western Europe won't get them

Lenovo is targeting European countries in a big way - but don't expect to see its brand name on devices in western Europe's major markets.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

State Department

Press Releases: On the Occasion of the Slovak Republic's Constitution Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Slovakia as you celebrate the 22nd anniversary of your constitution on September 1. Slovakia and the United States are linked by the ideals enshrined in both our constitutions.

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Slovak Spectator

Government passes new rules for cyanide leaching method

GOLD cyanidation should be possible in a certain locality only after people living in the affected area give their consent to this method of gold extraction in a referendum, according to an amendment to the mining law that was approved by the government on August 27. The amendment comes in response to plans to mine gold by using cyanide leaching in ... (more)

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Slovak Spectator

Lajcak: Talks with Russian Defence Minister will include Ukraine issue

The celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising which will culminate on August 29 on BanskA Bystrica, central Slovakia, will be also attended by Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoygu.

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