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Private Vlk nature reserve opens

DESPITE opposition from the regional state office in eastern Slovakia's Prešov, a non-governmental organisation named Vlk (Wolf) has opened what it calls a private nature reserve for wolves in the Čergov hills near Prešov.

Money for the 21-hectare site, which the NGO bought from its previous owners for Sk3.2 million ($70,000), was raised through a campaign in which people symbolically 'bought' a tree for Sk1,000. Among the contributors were Slovak PM Mikuláš Dzurinda and Czech President Václav Havel.

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News digest: Who is ready for a vaccine in Slovakia

Vlhová won again. Boris Kollár is at home and will meet coalition partners to discuss GP vote. Justice Minister shows a new map.

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Roundup: Bratislava’s Old Market Hall hosts Christmas markets

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From COVID-19 miracle to apparent resignation to death and dying

The natural reflex of all failed politicians – and their uncritical fan clubs – is to point to cultural or geographical differences between “us” and “them”.

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