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4 hrs ago | Slovak Spectator

[Locked] Bomb threat stopped traffic in downtown Bratislava

TRAMS were suspended on Obchodna Street in downtown Bratislava the morning of April 23 after an anonymous person announced that a bomb had been placed in a bank on the street.

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8 hrs ago | Reuters

EU Commission does not foresee energy talks on Thursday

The European Commission does not foresee energy talks on Thursday in Bratislava, a spokeswoman said, following comments from Ukraine such a meeting could take place.

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13 hrs ago | Slovak Spectator

OSMS organises public gathering in support of Hedviga Zakova

The Roundtable of Hungarians in Slovakia group on April 22 announced that it is organising a public gathering in Bratislava on April 30 in support of Hedviga Zakova who nearly eight years ago "happened to be in the wrong place in the wrong time" and is now facing charges of providing false testimony concerning an alleged attack by Slovak ... (more)

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Slovak Spectator

Slovak wines shine in Paris competition

IN 2014, Slovak winemakers again triumphed in Paris, confirming their place at the top in global competitions.

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Slovak Spectator

UPDATED: Fico spoke with Biden on phone again

PRIME MINISTER Robert Fico spoke with US Vice President Joe Biden by phone. The two discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine, the TASR newswire reported on April 17. "The US vice president appreciates the approach of Slovakia to the reverse gas flow," the PM's spokesperson, Beatrice Szaboova, told TASR.

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World Magazine

New EU members are taking a traditional stand on marriage

Same-sex marriage is illegal in Slovakia, a former Russian republic surrounded by Austria, Poland, Ukraine, and Hungary, but a majority of the country's parliamentarians want a constitutional amendment to rule out the possibility of legalizing it in the future.

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Slovak Spectator

Jobless rate down to 13.28 percent

THE NUMBER of registered unemployed in Slovakia stood at 13.28 percent in March, down by 0.21 percentage points compared to the previous month.

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Transitions Online

The Russia Factor

The weekend elections in Hungary turned out as expected. Fidesz, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's party, will rule the country for the next four years with the support of a two-thirds majority in parliament.

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Slovak Spectator

Economy Ministry: Steel production crucial for Slovak industry

THE PRODUCTION of steel has been and will remain one of the main pillars of Slovakia's industrial development, and without industry, an indispensable part of which is steel production, it would be impossible to achieve stability in the country's economy and sustainable employment, the Economy Ministry wrote in a proposal for an Action Plan for a ... (more)

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

PR-inside.com

Slovakia beer market: Consumption continues moving towards off-premise

Consumption is also moving towards off-premise due to price differences and the changing lifestyle of the younger generation who are more health and sport conscious.

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Xinhuanet

Feature: Lambs, eggs, water -- Slovak Easter still traditional

Easter weekend belongs to the most important traditional holiday in Slovakia, as Christianity as areligion prevails among the Slovak people.

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Slovak Spectator

Bratislava celebrates cultural fusion

FOR A whole week, several venues and streets in downtown Bratislava saw a higher than usual concentration of foreigners, but also Slovaks, many of whom attended a series of unique and sometimes exotic events.

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Slovak Spectator

Closing the door to extremism

SOME right-wing extremists, once making it into office on the wave of people's frustration, at least pretend to be working towards more than their petty agenda.

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Independent.ie

Danube river cruise floods the senses

GLORIOUS: A panoramic view of Budapest, the starting point for the luxurious cruise along the River Danube.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Forbes.com

U.S. Ranks 94th Of 100 Tax Systems; What Slovakia Could Teach IRS

Is our tax system competitive? Many global companies say no. Apple CEO Tim Cook lambasted the U.S. tax system in testimony before the Senate Permanent Investigation Subcommittee.

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Slovak Spectator

[Locked] Kotleba's monthly defunded

JUST months after his inauguration, Banska Bystrica Regional Governor Marian Kotleba is embroiled in conflict with the regional council.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Seattle Times

Lottery is forcing Slovakia’s shop owners to pay sales tax

Jozef Lazarcik, left, wins a car in Slovakia's new tax lottery while host Michal Hudak reaches out to shake his hand in Bratislava, Slovakia, last month.

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WireNews+Co

Biden's Call On Ukraine With Prime Minister Fico Of Slovakia

Vice President Biden spoke today with Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico. The Vice President and Prime Minister discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine.

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Transitions Online

The Russia Factor

The weekend elections in Hungary turned out as expected. Fidesz, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's party, will rule the country for the next four years with the support of a two-thirds majority in parliament.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Seattle Times

Obama shows skepticism on Russia in Ukraine

President Barack Obama conveyed skepticism Thursday about Russian promises to de-escalate a volatile situation in Ukraine, and said the United State and its allies are ready to impose fresh sanctions if Moscow doesn't make good on its commitments.

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