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THE WEEK IN BRIEF

Roads get election-year funding

Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda said the state would invest Sk10.6 billion in highway construction in 2002 (an election year), the highest total in Slovak history. Highway spending in 1997 and 1998 by the previous Vladimír Mečiar government was criticised by Dzurinda when in opposition as a ploy to buy votes at the expense of indebting the state.

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General Prosecutor filed a motion for the dissolution of ĽSNS

The Slovak Supreme Court received a motion to dissolve the extreme right ĽSNS party founded and led by Marian Kotleba.

Jaromír Čižnár

Russian spies allegedly recruit also Slovaks

They are using martial art clubs in Germany and dozens more in other EU states, in the Western Balkans, and in North America.

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EC scrutinises state aid for Jaguar Photo

There is a question whether the scrutiny may impact the carmaker’s plans to invest in Slovakia.

The construction site of a brand new plant of Jaguar Land Rover near Nitra.

GLOBSEC forum will host guests from 70 countries

The 12th year of the conference will be attended by the highest number of participants in its history.

Slovak President Andrej Kiska gives the opening speech of The Globsec 2016 security conference.