10 years in the EU in numbers

IN 2004-2013, Slovakia was assigned €12.86 billion from cohesion policy funds.Finances from EU resources make up almost 80 percent of public investments in Slovakia. In the past 10 years, EU funds contributed, among other things, to:- 100 km of highways and dual carriageways completed (with another 112 km currently under construction)- 1,830 km roads modernised- 100 km railways modernised- 1,020 schools modernised- 56 hospitals and 208 social care facilities modernised- 834 public spaces regenerated- 130,000 new jobs createdKošice, the European Capital of Culture 2013, received altogether €55 million for 20 projects.

IN 2004-2013, Slovakia was assigned €12.86 billion from cohesion policy funds.
Finances from EU resources make up almost 80 percent of public investments in Slovakia. In the past 10 years, EU funds contributed, among other things, to:
- 100 km of highways and dual carriageways completed (with another 112 km currently under construction)
- 1,830 km roads modernised
- 100 km railways modernised
- 1,020 schools modernised
- 56 hospitals and 208 social care facilities modernised
- 834 public spaces regenerated
- 130,000 new jobs created
Košice, the European Capital of Culture 2013, received altogether €55 million for 20 projects.

Mobility in education:
- 17,500-plus students travelled abroad for exchange
- 3,000 students worked as interns abroad
- 6,237 university teachers travelled abroad for exchange

Source: Representation of the EC in Slovakia

Top stories

Hand drawn art in GMB Photo

THERE are some obvious similarities between the life stories, and also main motif of works by two painters now exhibited in the Bratislava City Gallery (GMB), Lajos Szalay and Koloman Sokol. 

Koloman Sokol: Men from Tacuba

Eva Nová conquers Canada, Slovakia

THE FILM which won an award at the Toronto International Film Festival last autumn, Eva Nová, now comes to Slovak cinemas – and with English subtitles so that even non-Slovak speakers can enjoy it.

Movie: Eva Nová

ETP: State could learn from our work with Roma

WHILE some mayors struggle to improve life in segregated Roma settlements, the non-profit organization ETP Slovakia has helped hundreds of marginalized people construct their own houses. 

Slávka Mačáková, the director of ETP Slovakia

Health care and education harm Smer

THE RULING Smer may not continue in its one-party government after the March 5 general election, recent polls indicate.

Protests by teachers and nurses have hurt support for Smer.