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EU keeps giving and giving

The EU plans to allocate at least 9.2 billion Sk ($306.7 million) to Slovakia in the next five years, mainly through the PHARE program. The EU's share of reform programs with foreign capital in Slovakia is 71 percent. As of December 1994, EU funds to Slovakia totalled 6.9 billion Sk ($230 million). Of that sum, 1.7 billion Sk ($56.7 million) was aimed at private sector development, 1.2 billion Sk ($40 million) for infrastructure improvements and 156 million Sk ($5.2 million) for financial institutions.

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Slovakia remains unknown in convention business

Ten MICE events in 2017 should bring almost €6.5 million to Bratislava.

The GLOBSEC security forum is one of the regular MICE events in Slovakia since 2005.

Kotleba should be defeated in election, not banned

More constitutional can be less democratic, and it is not clear that it always has the intended result. Perhaps the clearest historical case came with the rise of the Nazis in Germany.

Marian Kotleba

Slovakia to leave NATO is a hoax

The Slovak Spectator brings you a selection of hoaxes that appeared over the past week.

Some peple gathered at Slavin in Bratislava brought ani-NATO banners.

Fico: We cannot allow multi-speed EU to become divisive Video

Final session of the 12th edition of Globsec 2017 featured Slovak PM Robert Fico, Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka, and President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, in a panel entitled European (Dis)Union?

Donald Tusk, Robert Fico, and Bohuslav Sobotka (left to right)