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Defence Ministry: New aircraft in 2010

THE Defence Ministry plans to purchase new aircraft for transporting Slovak soldiers on international missions in 2010. Until then Slovak troops will continue to fly on Soviet-designed Antonov aircraft, Slovak Army spokesman Milan Vanga said.

According to Vanga, the modernization of military aircraft in Slovakia has been ongoing since 2000. However, the ministry has only had the funds to begin modernizing transport aircraft, the TASR news wire reported.

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LGBTI people in the regions: We change people’s minds

Bratislava will dress up in rainbow colours this August again, for the seventh time. This will be for the Bratislava Dúhový Pride diversity festival. But the colours of the rainbow are less bright in the regions,…

Slovakia’s LGBTI community seeks to expand their rights.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

Blog: 5 things you should do on your visit to the north of Slovakia Photo

Here is a list of tips by an experienced tour guide - including things you have probably not tried before.

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High-rise buildings sprouting up in Bratislava

Visualisation of the future skyline of Bratislava