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Another BMG fund victim dies

A 33-YEAR-OLD man burned himself to death on June 27 outside a branch of the crashed BMG Invest deposit fund in western Slovakia's Piešťany, telling police he had lost all he owned in the February 2002 bankruptcy of the fund.

Police estimate that 170,000 people around Slovakia had collectively over Sk16.7 billion tied up in BMG Invest, which was apparently allowed to continue functioning months after politicians received warnings from the secret service of mismanagement and fraud.

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It takes nuts to help Kenyans

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

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Lack of experts challenges ICT sector

To maintain the competitiveness, the Slovak government must support digitising the economy and take a positive stance towards the ICT sector, according to experts.

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Our exit from the EU will not weaken our links

The UK has no intention of undermining the stability of the EU, nor do we want to become more distant to our European neighbours, including those here in Slovakia, the ambassador writes.

Flags displayed on a tourist stall, backdropped by the Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower containing the bell know as Big Ben, in London.

Roma civil patrols will continue

The Interior Ministry allocated €10 million for the project.

Roma patrols in Veľká Lomnica.