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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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Famous books on totalitarianism popular in Slovakia too

Internet bookstores have recorded an increased interest in books exploring totalitarian regimes, including demanding theoretical works.

George Orwell in Slovak bookstores

It takes nuts to help Kenyans

Slovakia has provided more than €10 million to the Kenyan people since 2005.

Muruku slum in Naorobi

Lack of experts challenges ICT sector

To maintain the competitiveness, the Slovak government must support digitising the economy and take a positive stance towards the ICT sector, according to experts.

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Our exit from the EU will not weaken our links

The UK has no intention of undermining the stability of the EU, nor do we want to become more distant to our European neighbours, including those here in Slovakia, the ambassador writes.

Flags displayed on a tourist stall, backdropped by the Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower containing the bell know as Big Ben, in London.