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Detva gains Sk221 million fom Brussels

THE TOWN of Detva has obtained Sk221 million (€5.9 million) from the European Union's structural funds and will use the money for the reconstruction of an industrial zone, creating 538 jobs in the next few months.

Under a deal signed with the investment support agency SARIO, Detva will spend the money to restore derelict plots of land and factories at a former machine plant in the city, the TASR newswire wrote.

Four investors are set to invest Sk204 million into reconstructing the area and turning it into an industrial park as of February 2008.

The future industrial park is conveniently situated and will be linked to an international road corridor.

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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