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Insurance for government cars "too expensive"

Following 10 accidents involving cabinet BMW in 1998, many government owned vehicles do not have insurance. According to Boris Zemko, head of the Office for Protection of Constitutional Officials insuring all cars would be too expensive; around 100,000 crowns per year.

Compiled by Martina Pisárová from press reports.
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How the national emblem appeared – including so far secret communism designs

Even Slovaks often do not know why the national emblem depicts a white double-cross, and not the Kriváň peak, or the design by artist Vincent Hložník. They also do not know why it makes a difference whether it is…

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Bratislava Zoo will have new wolf breeding station

One of most significant investments of the Bratislava Zoo in the year 2017 will be the building of a new wolf breeding station.

Foreigners: Events around Slovakia Photo

Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between February 17 and February 26, including a race on old wooden sleighs, an operetta premiere, a lot of jazz, classical and rock music, and more.

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Some food really is better in Austria, study finds

EC says its role is to monitor safety, not quality – but Slovaks want the same as Austrians, says minister.

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