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International human traffic gang busted

POLICE FROM Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and Germany broke up an international criminal gang involved in people smuggling, arresting 47 people including the ringleaders.

The gang is suspected of having smuggled thousands of illegal immigrants across the lightly guarded Slovak-Austrian and Hungarian-Austrian borders.

People trafficking has become a major concern for the European Union as it prepares for 10 new members in 2004.

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Emergency declared in Prešov after Sunday storm Video

A powerful storm swept through the city on July 23.

Strong storm hit prešov on July 23.

Slovak water slalom racers won seven medals

Young Slovak talents made the hearts of sports fans race with their performance at the World Championship in water slalom.

Marko Mirgorodský

The normalisation of our relations has grown

Most people want the EU to exist in the future – we just have to mobilise this majority and not take things for granted, says Austrian Ambassador to Slovakia Helfried Carl in an interview with The Slovak Spectator.

Austrian Ambassador Helfried Carl

Fico for better fish fingers

It’s true that in the past four months, Mr Fico has been comparatively less busy than his Visegrad Group partners.

Austrian fish fingers angered PM Fico.