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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