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New Slovak ambassador presents credentials

THE SLOVAK Ambassador to the Vatican, Jozef Dravecký, presented his credentials to Pope Benedict XVI on September 13, the Slovak Foreign Affairs Ministry reported.

After meeting the new ambassador, the head of the Roman Catholic Church praised the fruitful cooperation with Slovakia. He said the Vatican is ready to complete a set of bilateral treaties, and stressed that Slovakia has a lot to offer to Europe as a whole because of its rich cultural and spiritual heritage, the TASR newswire wrote.

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Emergency declared in Prešov after Sunday storm Video

A powerful storm swept through the city on July 23.

Strong storm hit prešov on July 23.

Slovak water slalom racers won seven medals

Young Slovak talents made the hearts of sports fans race with their performance at the World Championship in water slalom.

Marko Mirgorodský

Austrian Ambassador: The normalisation of our relations has grown

Most people want the EU to exist in the future – we just have to mobilise this majority and not take things for granted, says Austrian Ambassador to Slovakia Helfried Carl in an interview with The Slovak Spectator.

Austrian Ambassador Helfried Carl

Fico for better fish fingers

It’s true that in the past four months, Mr Fico has been comparatively less busy than his Visegrad Group partners.

Austrian fish fingers angered PM Fico.