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Slovakia an EU barrier?

THE CZECH news agency ČTK reported that as Denmark took over the presidency of the European Union on July 1 for a six-month period expected to end in the conclusion of entry negotiations with 10 countries, the outcome of fall elections in Slovakia are seen as one of the risks to enlargement.

The others are divided Cyprus and an Irish referendum on the Nice Summit treaty.

A Danish source told ČTK that if former Prime Minister Vladimír Mečiar were to return to power in Slovak elections, some EU member states would veto Slovakia's entry.

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Chinese are closer to taking over Košice steelworks

The sale may be completed early next year, according to reports.

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Third anti-corruption march drew thousands Photo

The only demand that has been met to date is the abrogation of Vladimír Mečiar’s amnesties by parliament.

The anti-corruption march

Slovak water slalom racers start championship with a victory Video

The single canoe slalom team can boast with several records.

l-r: Alexander Slafkovský, Matej Beňuš and Michal Martikán

Blog: In Slovakia, tradition is key

The year round, the calendar is filled to the brim with traditional habits, happenings that seem to go back centuries.

Traditional "vinobranie" event in Pezinok.