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Financial markets law passed

Parliament approved a Law on Financial Controls and Internal Audits which will allow for financial checks on public spending as well as controls on the spending of EU funds; the law had been a key requirement for Slovakia meeting its EU financial sector requirements and receiving 15 million euros which was temporarily frozen by the EU earlier this month.

The government found itself at the centre of a scandal over EU funding earlier this year when a senior government office official was suspected of mishandling the money.

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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

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.

Slovaks in the UK do not have to fear Brexit

Brexit itself should not impact the position of Slovaks in the UK, an interim agreement between the European Union and Great Britain suggests.

Brexit, illustrative stock photo

Russians win the Tatry Ice Master 2018 Video

Ice-sculptors worked with a massive 50 tonnes of ice on the weekend of January 12-14; their sculptures remain on display.

The ice scupltures at Hrebienok, Tatry Ice Masters