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NGOs get foreign election money

THE OPEN Society Fund, a US-led non-government group, has approved Sk13.6 million ($300,000) in funding for pre-election projects for Slovak NGOs designed to get out the vote and make politics more transparent to the electorate.

Slovak NGOs are scheduled to receive about Sk100 million in total funding before the September 20-21 ballot.

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It takes nuts to help Kenyans

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

Muruku slum in Naorobi

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.

EC praises economy, but problems remain

The recent report highlights Slovakia’s economic development. The country however still lags behind in several areas affecting people’s lives.

Famous books on totalitarianism popular in Slovakia too

Internet bookstores have recorded an increased interest in books exploring totalitarian regimes, including demanding theoretical works.

George Orwell in Slovak bookstores