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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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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.