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FMA: Slovakia interested in stable, democratic Ukraine

FMA: Slovakia interested in stable, democratic Ukraine 23. 04. 2019 | 14:34

Slovakia is interested in a stable, democratic and prosperous Ukraine, and wishes to develop closer co-operation and bilateral ties with Kiev, reads a press statement released by the Foreign and Euro ...

EC hopes for 25% turnout in EP elections in Slovakia

EC hopes for 25% turnout in EP elections in Slovakia 23. 04. 2019 | 14:32

"Although this elicits smiles among my partners in Slovakia, I'd like to see a 25-percent Slovak voter turnout in the upcoming European Parliament election. I think this is realistic and we're doing our utmost to make it happen," said the head of the Representation of th ...

Brexit not likely to hamstring bus transport

Brexit not likely to hamstring bus transport 23. 04. 2019 | 14:28

Brexit is not likely to cause any significant complications to bus transport, although in the event that Great Britain leaves the EU without a deal we should expect more extensive border checks that might lead to certain delays... 

Tiger bites woman at minizoo in Žilina Region

Tiger bites woman at minizoo in Žilina Region 23. 04. 2019 | 14:25

A tiger bit a woman, injuring her right forearm, at a minizoo in Žilina on Friday (April 19). The injury required surgery.

Worsening state of press-freedom in Slovakia

Worsening state of press-freedom in Slovakia 18. 04. 2019 | 13:29

In the press freedom rankings, Slovakia currently occupies the 35th position. This stems from the annual report published by the international organization Reporters without Borders (RSF). The organiza ...

Online appointments available at Foreign Police

Online appointments available at Foreign Police 18. 04. 2019 | 13:28

Foreigners who want to apply for or renew their residence permit can now use a new online appointing system. Applicants now have to simply fill out an application on the website of the Interior Ministr ...

Slovaks enjoy the peculiar Easter traditions, also women

Slovaks enjoy the peculiar Easter traditions, also women 18. 04. 2019 | 13:28

The traditional Easter practice of pouring water and beating young women is perceived positively by majority of Slovaks, women included. This stems from a survey carried out by the Go4insight research agency, which asked Slovaks how they celebrate the Easter holidays. Primarily, half of the surveyed population perceives Easter mainly as a religious holiday. For one third, Easter is first and foremost a spring holiday with many traditions. For one fifth of the Slovak population, it means free days without a special program. The perception of Easter varies also according to age. Although the religious aspect of Easter is significant in all age groups, it becomes dominant over the age of 50.

Hungarian party will not vote on State Symbols Act

Hungarian party will not vote on State Symbols Act 18. 04. 2019 | 13:26

At its session in May, the Slovak parliament will once again discuss the State Symbols Act, which was vetoed by President Andrej Kiska last Friday. According to its critics, the new legislation bans th ...

Lower VAT for fruit and vegetables?

Lower VAT for fruit and vegetables? 18. 04. 2019 | 13:26

In regards to the plans on extending the list of foods with lowered VAT, Agriculture Minister Gabriela Matečná stated on Wednesday that fruit and vegetables should have their VAT definitely lowered. On ...

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to visit Slovakia

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to visit Slovakia 18. 04. 2019 | 13:25

A Japanese delegation led by the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Slovakia on April 24 and 25. This will be the first ever visit by a Japanese premier to Slovakia. While in the Central Eur ...

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