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Verheugen: Beneš Decrees no obstacle

EUROPEAN Union Commissioner for Enlargement Gunter Verheugen yesterday told Czech Prime Minister Miloš Zeman that the Beneš Decrees belonged to the past and would not affect EU entry negotiations. Verheugen said the situation with the Beneš Decrees and Slovakia was "very similar". The Decrees were passed in 1945 by then-Czechoslovak President Eduard Beneš, and resulted in the deportation and stripping of citizenship of thousands of ethnic Germans and Hungarians living on Czechoslovak soil. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán recently caused a stir by saying he believed the Decrees would have to be abolished before the Czech and Slovak Republics joined the EU.

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PM Fico wants Education Minister’s resignation

Education Minister Peter Plavčan has refused to leave, the Prime Minister demanding his resignation.

Education Minister Peter Plavčan

Have you ever climbed a via ferrata? Photo

In central Slovakia, there is one also suitable for beginners. Here are some of the views it offers.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

Southern Slovakia will face heat again

The first-level warning is issued for the 16th and 17th.