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Slovakia joins convention on money laundering

Interior Minister Ladislav Pittner said on his return from a trip to Strasbourg that Slovakia had joined an international convention on money laundering and the confiscation of illegal gains.

Pittner said that the convention allows the government to consifcate illegally-acquired property from Slovak citizens even when these gains are hidden in offshore accounts. Pittner suggested that the convention would ease and speed up the work of the Slovak law-enforcement bodies.

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How the national emblem appeared – including so far secret communism designs

Even Slovaks often do not know why the national emblem depicts a white double-cross, and not the Kriváň peak, or the design by artist Vincent Hložník. They also do not know why it makes a difference whether it is…

Offical Slovak national emblem and colours

Bratislava Zoo will have new wolf breeding station

One of most significant investments of the Bratislava Zoo in the year 2017 will be the building of a new wolf breeding station.

Foreigners: Events around Slovakia Photo

Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between February 17 and February 26, including a race on old wooden sleighs, an operetta premiere, a lot of jazz, classical and rock music, and more.

Rce in krňačky sleighing, Turecká 2017

Some food really is better in Austria, study finds

EC says its role is to monitor safety, not quality – but Slovaks want the same as Austrians, says minister.

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