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Some organisations active in development aid Slovak NGDO Platform is an association representing 31 non-governmental organisations dealing with development assistance of Slovakia, including: 20 Jan 2015 The Slovak Spectator
Development aid in Slovakia The Ministry of Foreign and European AffairsMinister: Miroslav Lajčákwww.mzv.sk 20 Jan 2015 The Slovak Spectator
Bilateral development assistance dropping Focus in short SLOVAKIA provided nearly €65 million within the official development assistance in 2013. About €53 million was comprised from the contributions of the state into international organisations, including the UN and the European Union. 20 Jan 2015 The Slovak Spectator
2015 becomes the European Year for Development Focus in short THE MEMBERS of the European Parliament welcomed the decision that 2015 will become the European Year for Development (EYD), carrying the motto “Our world, our future, our dignity”. According to them, it is a great opportunity to remind Europeans that the EU is the global leader in the fight against famine and removing poverty in the world, the TASR newswire wrote in November 2014. 20 Jan 2015 The Slovak Spectator
More transparent development cooperation Focus in short THE GOVERNMENT launched a new website which provides comprehensive statistics data about the development cooperation of Slovakia. This is another step towards more transparency and confirmation of its membership in the donors’ community, the TASR newswire reported on November 19, 2014. 20 Jan 2015 The Slovak Spectator
Slovakia loses thousands of jobs Focus in short SLOVAKIA has lost thousands of jobs which are generated by international projects of development assistance. This has happened despite the fact that about €60 million are allocated for these projects every year, the McRoy Group consulting company said in October. 20 Jan 2015 The Slovak Spectator
Slovakia active in development aid THE YEAR 2003 meant a change for Slovakia in the area of development assistance when it transformed from the receiver to the donor. This was allowed by positive developments of its political and economic situation, as well as its accession to international structures, according to the SlovakAid.sk website. 20 Jan 2015 The Slovak Spectator
Canadian companies active in Slovakia -Colliers International, www.colliers.com-Corinex Group, www.corinex.sk-McCain Foods Limited, www.mccain.sk-Windsor Machine & Stamping, www.windsormachine.com-CGI Slovakia, http://sk.cgi.com-Martinrea Slovakia Fluid Systems, www.martinrea.com-Magna Slovteca, www.magna.com-IKO Slovakia, www.iko.sk 19 Jan 2015 The Slovak Spectator
Canadian Institutions in Slovakia Embassy of Canada to Austria and SlovakiaAmbassador: Mark Baileywww.canadainternational.gc.ca/austria-autriche 19 Jan 2015 The Slovak Spectator
Canada: General facts Political system: a parliamentary democracy, a federation, and a constitutional monarchyCapital: OttawaTotal area: 9,984,670 square kilometresPopulation: 35.7 millionOfficial languages: English, FrenchCurrency: Canadian dollar (CAD) 19 Jan 2015 The Slovak Spectator
Transatlantic cultural exchange SIZE isn’t everything and though Canada and Slovakia differ in both geographic scale and size of population, their cultures and lifestyles have more overlap that one might expect. 19 Jan 2015 The Slovak Spectator
Trade ties expected to grow WHILE several Canadian companies are already active in Slovakia it is expected that the free trade agreement between Canada and the European Union would bring, gradually, some added benefits to Slovakia. 19 Jan 2015 The Slovak Spectator
Trade, energy security and more in the focus THE FREE trade agreement between Canada and the European Union will bring benefits to businesses and workers on both sides of the Atlantic and thus Mark Bailey, Canada’s ambassador to Austria and Slovakia, believes both Canada and the EU are committed to bringing the free trade agreement into force as quickly as possible. 19 Jan 2015 The Slovak Spectator
Slovaks are conservative and thrifty savers The way Slovaks plan for the future is changing DESPITE low interest rates and low incomes, some Slovaks still make an effort to save for the future, with most preferring traditional checking and savings accounts. 15 Dec 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Insurers keeping up with fraudsters As methods change, so, too, do the countermeasures FRAUD has always been a concern for insurance companies, but fraudsters are developing ever more sophisticated schemes; insurance companies, meanwhile, are responding with more effective countermeasures. 15 Dec 2014 The Slovak Spectator
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