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Deal on bridge linking Slovakia and Hungary in fall

Slovak Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda and his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban will sign an agreement September 16 to complete an unfinished bridge which will link Štúrovo in Slovakia with the Hungarian city of Esztergom, the leaders announced August 27.

The bridge over the Danube will cost 20 million euros. Both parties will apply for five million euros in assistance from EU funds, and will strive to complete the bridge by 2001.

At their meeting, the prime ministers also set a preliminary agenda for the upcoming October Visegrad Four meeting in the High Tatras. "EU integration, trade development, and unwanted migration" will be the main topics of discussion, they announced.

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End of investigative show a cause for concern

Media freedom watchdogs believe the scrapping of the only investigative show on public-service television is a threat to its independence.

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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.

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Slovak racer Svitko finished at Dakar Video

After a serious fall in the tenth leg, Slovak motorcyclist Štefan Svitko resigned from the 40th year of the Dakar Rally due to pain in his upper body.

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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.