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Bugár says Beneš Decrees not dead

THE HEAD of the SMK ethnic Hungarian party, Béla Bugár, said on a weekend STV program that his party would bring up the Beneš Decrees (world war two edicts barring Hungarians and Germans from land and citizenship) if the SMK was part of the next government after September 2002 elections. Bugár said Hungarian Slovaks still faced some discrimination from the laws, such as being barred from the process of restitution of property nationalised by the communists.

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Bratislava councillors want gambling regulation, not ban

Seventeen councillors do not agree with total prohibition of gambling in the capital, they want to continue in its strict regulation.

Unemployment rate keeps decreasing

Positive development of Slovakia’s economy seen behind the decrease.

European Investment Bank supported Slovakia with €918 million in 2016

2016 was a successful year for the EIB Group in Slovakia, said EIB Vice-President Vazil Hudák.

Vazil Hudák

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