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Quotes of the Week


"It's a matter of luck."


Defence Minister Pavol Kanis explaining how he has managed to earn what he claims is an annual income of 350,000 to 400,000 crowns through gambling to help pay for his luxury home.





"Do you know what friendship means?"


Kanis explaining why he would not reveal the name of a business friend who had lent him two million crowns to build the mansion.





"A man at my age should have a home."


Kanis explaining why he was building the luxury villa.


Top stories

Russian spies allegedly recruit also Slovaks

They are using martial art clubs in Germany and dozens more in other EU states, in the Western Balkans, and in North America.

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EC scrutinises state aid for Jaguar Photo

There is a question whether the scrutiny may impact the carmaker’s plans to invest in Slovakia.

The construction site of a brand new plant of Jaguar Land Rover near Nitra.

GLOBSEC forum will host guests from 70 countries

The 12th year of the conference will be attended by the highest number of participants in its history.

Slovak President Andrej Kiska gives the opening speech of The Globsec 2016 security conference.

Armed forces need new armour, and more

Slovakia's armed forces need to modernise their military technology, but also improve infrastructure and make soldiers' salaries more competitive.

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