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Slovakia's gross foreign debt at $31 billion

SLOVAKIA's gross foreign debt totaled $31 billion at the end of May 2006, an increase of $2.1 billion from April 2006.

According to the National Bank of Slovakia, the total gross foreign debt per capita was $5,768 at the end of May.

Long-term foreign debt dropped by $367.5 million in the monitored period to $14.4 billion, on an increase in short-term foreign debt by $2.5 billion to $16.6 billion, the SITA news agency wrote.

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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