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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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Kysuce highway stalled due to missing money

Money is missing to finish the section of highway between Žilina and Poland, stopping the completion of the D3 highway project.

Road-blocking protest in Povina, Kysuce, demanding completion of highway bypass - February 16.

Slovak film won Generation Kplus section at Berlinale

The film Little Harbour that won the Crystal Bear – beating movies from many other countries - is the work of (mostly) Slovak women.

Director of Little Harbour, Iveta Grófová, with the Cristal Bear

State insulation falls behind expectations, ministry widens support

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the insulation programme.

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the state insulation programme. Illustration stock photo

US philosopher with Slovak roots, Michael Novak, dies

The man who advised politicians and even presidents Gerald Ford and James Carter died on February 17, aged 83.

Michael Novak