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HZDS holds strong poll lead

ACCORDING to the last poll conducted by the Statistics Office, if parliamentary elections were held in January, the HZDS main opposition party would receive the support of 32.9 per cent of voters, followed by the non-parliamentary party Smer with 13 per cent.

The SMK Hungarian coalition party received the strongest support of all parties in the current government coalition with 11.3 per cent, followed by the Christian Democrats (KDH) with 8.8 per cent and the SDKÚ party of Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda with 7.2 percent.

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Kysuce highway stalled due to missing money

Money is missing to finish the section of highway between Žilina and Poland, stopping the completion of the D3 highway project.

Road-blocking protest in Povina, Kysuce, demanding completion of highway bypass - February 16.

Slovak film won Generation Kplus section at Berlinale

The film Little Harbour that won the Crystal Bear – beating movies from many other countries - is the work of (mostly) Slovak women.

Director of Little Harbour, Iveta Grófová, with the Cristal Bear

State insulation falls behind expectations, ministry widens support

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the insulation programme.

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the state insulation programme. Illustration stock photo

US philosopher with Slovak roots, Michael Novak, dies

The man who advised politicians and even presidents Gerald Ford and James Carter died on February 17, aged 83.

Michael Novak