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Politics for profit?

Head of the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) Vladimír Mečiar and Vladimír Randa, chief of the Party of Businessmen and Entrepreneurs (SPZ), signed an agreement on political cooperation on October 11. The move is surprising because the SPZ ran in last fall's elections in a coalition with the liberal Democratic Party (DS). The coalition failed to get the five percent necessary to qualify for parliament. The DU's Ján Budaj said he considers the agreement to be in Randa's "personal interests."

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Problematic highway stretch, Turany-Hubová, will go via Korbeľka tunnel

This variant is more environmentally friendly compared with the surface variant originally planned.

Landslide during construction of the highway near Šútovo in 2013.

400 types of Slovak seeds will be placed in the World Gene Bank at Spitsbergen Photo

Slovak Agriculture Ministry works is storing the seeds on the Svalbard archipelago.

World Gene Bank in Spitsbergen, Norway

Talent is not always enough - sport is an expensive hobby

Promising young athletes often do not have the chance to bring their talent to the next level due to lack of funds.

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.