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Slovakia behind V4 in asylums

SLOVAKIA last year granted fewer asylum approvals to immigrants than its Visegrad Four neighbours Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary.

While Slovakia approved 18 out of 8,151 total asylum applications, the Czech Republic okayed 83 out of 18,037, Hungary 174 out of 9,554 and Poland 291 out of 4,506, the Slovak office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said on May 8.

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Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

Poll: Smer followed by SaS, KDH also in parliament

Had the general election taken place in mid-February, the opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would place second, and the now extra-parliamentary KDH would get nine seats.

Alojz Hlina took over at the helm of KDH

Woman who urinated on the Quran arrested, awaiting trial

Some observers believe the video might lead to increasing security risks for Slovakia.

The accused woman arrives to the court.