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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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Voters don’t understand self-governing regions

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Cyclist Peter Sagan becomes the first man to win three consecutive world championships. He allegedly did not expect it and was easy with the idea he would not win.

Ballet legend Sergei Polunin will be guest of SND

The world-renowned personality of contemporary ballet will present two choreographies at the Slovak National Theatre in September.

Sergei Polunin

Blog: Why did I come here?

A group of teachers and students from the Bratislava-based school gathered to support their friend, colleague, and fellow foreigner, as she had already tried four times just to get in the door of the foreign police.

Queue in front of the foreigners' police department in Bratislava.