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SLKB shipyards in new control scrap

The Pravda daily paper reported that a struggle had begun for control of the SLKB shipyards, with executive director Jozef Žucha laying charges against company officials close to the SMK ethnic Hungarian party for libel and blackmail.

Žucha claimed August 24 that the officials tried to force him to resign as director after he refused a position on the board of directors in an early August personnel shuffle, and said the changes might endanger the company, which recently received a 20 million German mark loan to support new construction. The SMK has denied the allegations.

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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