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EU approves funds for Spiš industrial park

An industrial park project for wood processing firms in eastern Slovakia's Spišská Nová Ves has been approved by an EU committee in Brussels, which has awarded the park a 2 million euro grant. The park should provide 800 to 1,000 new jobs.

Slovakia has one industrial park operating at present, in Vráble, western Slovakia. Another in Lozorno, built for the auto giant VW Slovakia, is expected to be finished by the end of the year.

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End of investigative show a cause for concern

Media freedom watchdogs believe the scrapping of the only investigative show on public-service television is a threat to its independence.

Jaroslav Rezník

Proxy for Roma criticises minister Kaliňák for ethnical and group discrimination

The government proxy slammed Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák for the draft law on repressing criminality in Roma settlements, for populist discrimination and preferring repression to prevention.

Roma communities, illustrative stock photo

Slovak racer Svitko finished at Dakar Video

After a serious fall in the tenth leg, Slovak motorcyclist Štefan Svitko resigned from the 40th year of the Dakar Rally due to pain in his upper body.

Štefan Svitko

Carmakers in Slovakia produced more than one million cars last year

2018 will be critical for Slovakia’s automotive industry, claim sector’s representatives.

Most cars produced in Slovakia head for export.