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Slovak, Hungarian Transport Ministers sign aviation deal

Slovak commercial aeroplanes will have special status in Hungarian airports and vice versa, the countries' two transport ministers agreed September 6.

Hungarian airports will now be open to Slovak air carriers and companies under the same payment conditions charged to Hungarian companies. Hungarian companies will enjoy similar advantages when flying to Slovakia. Slovak Transport Minister Jozef Macejko said the move will widen the range of air carriers that can operate and fly in Slovakia, making "competition on the market tougher."

The agreement was signed during the two-day visit of Hungarian President Arpad Göncz to Slovakia September 6 and 7. While in Bratislava, Göncz held meetings with President Rudolf Schuster, Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda, and leaders of the Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK).

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Emergency declared in Prešov after Sunday storm Video

A powerful storm swept through the city on July 23.

Strong storm hit prešov on July 23.

Slovak water slalom racers won seven medals

Young Slovak talents made the hearts of sports fans race with their performance at the World Championship in water slalom.

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Austrian Ambassador: The normalisation of our relations has grown

Most people want the EU to exist in the future – we just have to mobilise this majority and not take things for granted, says Austrian Ambassador to Slovakia Helfried Carl in an interview with The Slovak Spectator.

Austrian Ambassador Helfried Carl

Fico for better fish fingers

It’s true that in the past four months, Mr Fico has been comparatively less busy than his Visegrad Group partners.

Austrian fish fingers angered PM Fico.