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Army reshape to last until 2015

Reform of the Slovak Army along Nato guidelines, to be smaller, more mobile and less reliant on heavy weapons, will take until 2015 rather than 2010 as previously thought, Defence Minister Jozef Stank said September 24. It should become fully professional by 2006.

The announcement came days after the Defence Ministers of Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland agreed to form a regional military unit to be led by a Slovak general, headquartered in Slovakia and functional by 2005.

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Lack of experts challenges ICT sector

To maintain the competitiveness, the Slovak government must support digitising the economy and take a positive stance towards the ICT sector, according to experts.

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Kia negotiations stuck

Trade unions have asked for a higher increase in salaries and are ready to strike.

Most cars produced in Slovakia head for export.

Roma civil patrols will continue

The Interior Ministry allocated €10 million for the project.

Roma patrols in Veľká Lomnica.

Our exit from the EU will not weaken our links

The UK has no intention of undermining the stability of the EU, nor do we want to become more distant to our European neighbours, including those here in Slovakia, the ambassador writes.

Flags displayed on a tourist stall, backdropped by the Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower containing the bell know as Big Ben, in London.