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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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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.

It takes nuts to help Kenyans

Slovakia has provided more than €10 million to the Kenyan people since 2005.

Muruku slum in Naorobi

President refuses to sign bill on registration of religions for second time

Although President Andrej Kiska repeatedly refused to ink the amendment to the law on religious freedom and the status of religious communities, it will become valid as of March 1.

President Andrej Kiska, illustrative stock photo