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Duray asked to pipe down

A GROUP of 90 ethnic Hungarian intellectuals have appealed to Hungarian-Slovak politician Miklós Duray to be more tempered in his public statements and stop provoking Slovak nationalism.

Duray in April attended a pre-election rally for Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán to express support for the right-wing politician, saying that 'Felvidek' - the old name for southern Slovakia when it belonged to Hungary - stood behind him.

In response, Slovak nationalist MPs called for Duray's SMK party, a member of Slovakia's ruling coalition, to be banned, and swore to physically bar Duray from entering parliament when it resumes in mid-May.

Duray has also been harshly criticised by Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda and Foreign Minister Eduard Kukan.

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Ryanair cancels some flights from and to Bratislava

The Irish low-cost airline publishes full list of cancellations

Irish budget airline Ryanair is believed to be cancelling up to 50 flights every day over the next six weeks because it "messed up" its pilots' holiday schedules.

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EU regulation raises the volume of roaming calls and data with Slovak mobile operators .

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Fundamental values explored at Divadelná Nitra 2017

This time round, the Slovak, European and US ensembles at the theatre festival focus on #fundamentals, i.e. basic values and the essence of all things.

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