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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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News digest: High-profile arrests and discussion on reopening schools continues

PM Matovič proposes pilot testing for schools. Slovakia will have the very first Slovak ambassador to the EU.

PM Igor Matovič has stepped into the debate about opening the schools for older children.

Another former police president reportedly charged in a corruption case

NAKA charged eight former high-ranking police, SIS and Financial Administration officials.

Milan Lučanský

Matovič could have made comments about the US rather than Mongolia

I am proud of what has been achieved in Slovakia, says Billy Altansukh.

Older children will not return to schools before Christmas

PM Igor Matovič still wants some pupils to return, he proposed a pilot testing plan.

The school in Trebišov.