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More professionals to guard borders

IN LINE with a project to increase the professionalism of Slovakia's border protection, the country will need to hire 365 officers by 2003.

As a European Union (EU) candidate Slovakia needs to comply with the Schengen Treaty requirements before the country's EU entry. It is still customary that conscripts serving in the army guard the borders.

Costs related to the hirings are estimated at Sk67 million ($1.48 million).

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Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

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.