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Shipping firm sues Austria for 1996 Ďumbier disaster

The Slovak firm Slovenská Plavba a Pristavy (SPaP) filed suit against the Austrian state and the firm Donaukraftwerk AG in a Vienna court on October 21. SPaP alleges that the defendants were guilty of negligence in causing the sinking of the Slovak tugboat Ďumbier in 1996, which resulted in the deaths of eight Slovak sailors.

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Police will check overpriced EU presidency

The presidency will also be scrutinised by state auditors.

The ceremonial launch of the Slovak presidency's logo.

Inspectors to focus on firms with foreign staff

Scrutiny follows media report by Serbian journalist concerning conditions in a Galanta-based plant.

Labour Minister Ján Richter

Bratislava councillors want gambling regulation, not ban

Seventeen councillors do not agree with total prohibition of gambling in the capital, they want to continue in its strict regulation.

SaS denies Russian media reports on its support of Slexit

The opposition party has objected to news in some Russian media stating that it supports the departure of Slovakia from the EU, i.e. Slexit.

Richard Sulík