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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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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.