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Cabinet names new regional, district chiefs

The Slovak Cabinet on August 13 agreed on the heads of Slovakia's eight new regions and all but one of its 79 new districts, Slovak media reported. The Cabinet also approved changes to the district boundaries. The new state officials were selected by a special Interior Ministry commission. Meanwhile, ČTK reported that only one of the regional and district heads is not an ethnic Slovak, despite the fact that ethnic Hungarians have a majority in a number of the districts. Nine of the officials were reportedly members of the election team of Prime Minister Vladimír Mečiar's Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) party. Putting the new administration into place, Mečiar attended ceremonies in éilina on August 15, the first of Slovakia's eight new administrative regions to be inaugurated.

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No Slovaks among the victims of Manchester attack so far

The representatives of Slovakia have expressed their sympathy to the families of the victims.

Police guard close to the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Britain, on May 23, 2017, a day after an explosion.

It's not your Slovakia, Bystrica protesters told Kotleba

President Andrej Kiska spoke to the crowd at the protest gathering, asking Slovaks what kind of country they want to have.

Lajčák gives two versions of the Evka story

The Foreign Ministry gives opposing statements about suspicious procurement related to the Slovak Presidency over the EU Council.

Government of PM Robert Fico (left) endorses Lajčák as its official candidate.

PM Fico: Investors should clearly declare whether they have encountered corruption or not

Representatives of the biggest investors in Slovakia met with Fico to discuss the local business environment.

PM Robert Fico meeting with representatives of big investors in Slovakia.