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Slovakia joins EU oil embargo against Yugoslavia, cabinet decides

At its regular session April 28, the Slovak cabinet decided Slovakia would join the EU oil embargo against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

The ministers also okayed a proposal to deploy one sapper battalion of the Slovak Army for humanitarian operations under NATO command in Albania. Before becoming effective, the Slovak parliament must approve the deployment.

Forty engineers from the Slovak army have also volunteered to head to the Balkans to build refugee camps and infrastructure for Albanian Kosovars. The unit, which exclusively consist of professional soldiers of the Rapid Deployment Battalion based in Martin, is waiting approval for its mission from parliament.

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EC: Focus on education and labour market

Some recommendations remain the same as last year.

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No Slovaks among the victims of Manchester attack so far

The representatives of Slovakia have expressed their sympathy to the families of the victims.

Police guard close to the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Britain, on May 23, 2017, a day after an explosion.

It's not your Slovakia, Bystrica protesters told Kotleba

President Andrej Kiska spoke to the crowd at the protest gathering, asking Slovaks what kind of country they want to have.

Meet 21st century Romeo and Juliet Photo

Lovers of classical music, ballet and historicised theatre may protest, but this Romeo and Juliet piece digresses from Sheakespeare’s love story immortalised in Prokofiev’s music.

Peter Dedinský (Romeo), Klaudia Görözdös (Júlia)