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EC approves 150 million euro to close Bohunice plant

The European Commission has allocated 150 million euro (6.45 billion crowns) to meet the costs of closing two reactor blocks at western Slovakia’s Bohunice nuclear plant by 2006. To receive the money, from the EU’s Phare funding programme, Slovakia must first sign a framework agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on the opening of a joint fund to pay for the closures.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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Kysuce highway stalled due to missing money

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Road-blocking protest in Povina, Kysuce, demanding completion of highway bypass - February 16.

Slovak film won Generation Kplus section at Berlinale

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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