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THE WEEK IN BRIEF

Smer claims Blair's third way

A December 15-16 weekend congress of Robert Fico's non-parliamentary Smer party, according to polls Slovakia's second most popular, approved a document called "The Third Way", claiming as its political examples the British Labour Party and promising "order, common sense and pragmatism" following September 2002 parliamentary elections. Critics of the party have said it has no definable platform, and have feared that Fico might agree to form a coalition with the opposition HZDS following 2002 elections.

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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.

Roma civil patrols will continue

The Interior Ministry allocated €10 million for the project.

Roma patrols in Veľká Lomnica.