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Žilina opens international airport

Since April 1, a joint-stock company consisting of Žilina banks, and industrial companies, obtained a 30-year lease of the Žilina airport from the University of Žilina. Žilina Airport a.s. wants to provide the possibility to connect Žilina with Prague and other European cities. A 1,350 meter runway is sufficient for airplanes holding up to 50 passengers as well as small cargo planes. A navigational control center will be finished early next spring.

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Socialism elections were parody of free vote

After the revolution in 1989 the number of people participating in elections fell from 99 percent to around 60 percent.

Elections during socialism regime.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 17 and November 26, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

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Top 3 stories from Last Week in Slovakia Video

Chinese could produce e-cars in Slovakia - PM Robert Fico does not see election defeat - Poliačik leaves the strongest opposition party

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Ecocide! How Slovakia destroys its national parks

Officially, the number of forests in Slovakia keeps growing but satellite shots of the national parks evoke horrors.

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