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6 hrs ago | Slovak Spectator

[Locked] Fico warns of job losses if Russia retaliates

IF RUSSIA were to respond to the third round of the European Union's sanctions by banning car imports from Europe, 7,000-10,000 people could lose their jobs in Slovakia, Prime Minister Robert Fico said on political talk show O 5 MinAot 12 broadcast by the public-service broadcaster Radio and Television of Slovakia on September 14. If you want to access the rest of this article, and all other premium content on websites that are part of the PIANO system, you can do so by subscribing to PIANO for only 1,39 euro a week. KEEP UP TO DATE ON EVENTS IN SLOVAKIA - as part of your PIANO subscription, you will have a PDF version of every issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you .

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10 hrs ago | Slovak Spectator

Foreign activists damage Kosice wall

AT THE END of last week, Roma and non-Roma activists from the Czech Republic, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, plus one from Slovakia, made a hole in the infamous KoA ice wall at the LunA k IX housing estate. "It was illegally constructed without building permit and we did good to the local community by destroying it," one of activists from Switzerland told to the Sme daily on September 16. Activists refuse to reveal their identity, claiming that they are "mere group of enthusiasts who dream about a world where Roma and non-Roma can live in peace".

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14 hrs ago | Slovak Spectator

Jana Bajankova elected Judicial Council head

SUPREME Court judge Jana BajA nkovA was elected the head of the Judicial Council, a top body overseeing the operation of the judiciary in Slovakia, on September 16 after 10 of the 16 voting council members voted for her in a secret ballot, the Sme daily reported on its website. There were no votes against, while six members of the council abstained from voting.

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18 hrs ago | Slovak Spectator

Pilgrimage draws thousands to Sastin

MORE THAN 50,000 people gathered at the National Pilgrimage on the Feast of Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows, the patron saint of Slovakia, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows in A aA tA n on September 15. They were transported by two trains, more than 250 buses, but some also came by foot. "This year there were many pilgrimages; in A aA tA n we reported 316 registered pilgrimages and 54,421 pilgrims by the end of August," said JA n A verA ko, administrator of the Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows, as quoted by the SITA newswire, adding that this is a 400-percent increase.

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23 hrs ago | Slovak Spectator

Fico says he would never agree to NATO base in Slovakia

"EVEN at the cost of politic retirement, I would never agree with a NATO military base in the territory of the Slovak Republic," said Prime Minister Robert Fico in the interview with the NovA1 2 A as tabloid daily on September 13. Slovak President Andrej Kiska offered to allies to build a logistics base in Poprad for use by NATO after the end of the NATO summit in Newport, Wales on September 5. Even as Slovakia joined NATO it does not mean that it has to have military bases with foreign soldiers in its territory and he would initiate referendum about such issue in a case that "someone would force us to do that", said Fico, as quoted by NovA1 2 A as.

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Related Topix: World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Europe, Robert Fico,

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Trend

Anti-IS coalition mere joke, Rouhani says

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has cast doubt on the sincerity of the coalition to fight terrorism, saying it is a "joke" that the countries which have supported and financed militant groups now seek to fight terrorism. "It is a joke that the countries which trained, equipped and financed terrorist groups now suddenly seek to fight these terrorist groups," Rouhani said in a meeting with Slovak Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Miroslav Lajcak in Tehran, Iran's Press TV reported Sept.

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Forbes.com

U.S. Ranks Near The Bottom For Tax Competitiveness: We're #32

Years ago, I found myself sitting in law school in Moot Court wearing an oversized itchy blue suit. It was a horrible experience.

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Antigo Daily Journal

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Green Bay Nursing students got the practicum experience of a lifetime this summer, working hands-on with the marginalized Roma people of Slovakia. Traveling with Associate Prof.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Slovak Spectator

Anti-Semitic remarks cast shadow over Holocaust Memorial Day

IN 1941, a set of anti-Jewish laws went into effect in the Nazi wartime satellite Slovak Republic on September 9. Every year on this day, Slovakia commemorates its Holocaust victims. While last year the Catholic Church made its first-ever appearance at the memorial events, in a gesture welcomed by the Jewish community, this year day's events were somewhat overshadowed by anti-Semitic statements made recently by a higher-ranking Catholic priest.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Robert Fico

Slovak Spectator

[Locked] Man who stole car with woman and child inside charged

BRATISLAVA police, in cooperation with their southern-Slovak counterparts, handled a curious case in mid August: an inhabitant of the capital stole a car that was idling in front of a shopping mall in Bratislava's DolnA© Hony borough. However, a woman and a small boy were both inside the car.

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Slovak Spectator

Slovakia makes offers to NATO

AMID a politically charged discourse over the crisis in eastern Ukraine and its implications for regional security, with Prime Minister Robert Fico offering an interpretation that the conflict represents a geopolitical fight for influence between Russia and the United States, Slovakia has made concrete offers to its partners in NATO on how the country could contribute to facing the current challenges. The list that Slovak state officials tabled at the NATO summit in Newport, Wales on September 5 includes a logistics base in Poprad, trainings at an airport in central Slovakia and a pledge not to make any cuts to the defence budget.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Robert Fico, Poland,

Sat Sep 13, 2014

South China Morning Post

Italian journalist Antonio Papaleo reveals amazing story of how he helped bust money-laundering ring

Last week, Slovakian businessman and Discovery Bay resident Juraj Jariabka was jailed for four years for his part in a money-laundering plot. However, the key witness whose evidence put him away, Italian freelance journalist Antonio Papaleo, is still receiving death threats for his efforts.

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Nerve News

Slovak PM for referendum on NATO base in Slovakia

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has said that he would initiate a referendum if his country was pressed into hosting a NATO base, a daily reported Saturday. According to the premier, Slovakia's NATO membership doesn't mean that the country is required to host military bases with foreign soldiers, Xinhua reported citing Slovak daily Novy Cas.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Robert Fico

Advanced-television.com

Levira opens new play-out facility in Bratislava

Levira, a leading independent TV-play-out service provider in Northern Europe, has commenced installation of a new state-of-the-art play-out facility in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. The brand new multichannel play-out facility starts operating in late fall 2014.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Examiner.com

Learn How to Trace Czech and Slovak Roots via CGSI Fall 2014 Symposium

If you have Czech or Slovak roots and want to learn how to start your genealogy research, the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International http://www.cgsi.org is offering the option of remote attendance at their 2014 Fall Symposium, to be held Friday and Saturday, October 24-25, 2014, at various locations in St. Paul, Minnesota. There are eight different webinars to choose from .

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Stuff.co.nz

The medieval magic of 'little big city'

Johann Straus was in a romantic and sentimental mood, or just a little tipsy, when he wrote the Blue Danube Waltz, perhaps focusing unduly on the reflection of blue sky on the mirror-smooth waters. Each time I slide open the panorama windows that convert my stateroom into an open-air balcony, I search for a hint of blue in the swirling eddies of the river.

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Related Topix: World News, Travel, Slovakia Travel, Europe Travel, Bratislava, Slovakia Travel,

Slovak Spectator

New Judicial Council member named

JUDGE Dusan Cimo, who was recalled by the parliament from his Judicial Council post earlier this week, was promptly replaced by Judge Jan Slovinsky from the Spisska Nova Ves district court. Slovinsky garnered 80 votes from the 80 MPs present in the parliament on September 11, the Sme daily reported.

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Slovak Spectator

Western Slovakia faces flood threats

TORRENTIAL rains that occurred in some parts of the country on September 12 left several villages in the Zahorie region in western Slovakia flooded. In the village of Pila, the Gidra stream reached a third degree of flood alert, the Sme daily wrote.

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Sofia News Agency

Gazprom Also Cuts Gas Deliveries to Slovakia

Gas flow from Russian state-owned energy company Gazprom to Slovakia contracted 10 percent on Thursday, a top gas supplying company in the country has announced. Slovakia 's SPP has confirmed that supplies have been reduced, the Wall Street Journal and the Ukrainian website ZN.ua report.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Slovak Spectator

Police investigate Holocaust references by Catholic priest

THE ZILINA police launched investigation into whether the sermon by Catholic priest Emil Floris in Cadca meets conditions of committing a crime. The priest said that Jews caused their own fate in the Holocaust and Roma could follow them.

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