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Slovakia tightens foreigner residence permit rules

It just became tougher for foreigners to obtain a short or long-term residence permit in Slovakia. The Slovak cabinet approved a draft revision to the law on long-term residence permits on September 22 that will force foreigners to submit applications for residence in Slovakia at a Slovak Embassy in their country of origin.

According to Interior Minister Ladislav Pittner, the current law is too benevolent and foreigners have often misused it. "If we want to create certain conditions in Slovakia to guarantee security, we had to adopt this amendment," Pittner told the press.

Pittner explained that the new measure would enable proper verification of applicants' identification documents. He said that the new provisions were consulted with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Slovakia and are in accordance with EU norms.

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Kysuce highway stalled due to missing money

Money is missing to finish the section of highway between Žilina and Poland, stopping the completion of the D3 highway project.

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

Slovak film won Generation Kplus section at Berlinale

The film Little Harbour that won the Crystal Bear – beating movies from many other countries - is the work of (mostly) Slovak women.

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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