New AgMin pushes competition, EU

SLOVKIA'S new Agriculture Minister Zsolt Simon has presented EU integration and improving agricultural competitiveness as priorities for his four-year term.

Simon, nominated to the post by the Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK), also said that Slovakia needs to improve efficiency in agricultural production, open the market for land sale and simplify the country's system of agricultural subsidies.

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From COVID-19 miracle to apparent resignation to death and dying

The natural reflex of all failed politicians – and their uncritical fan clubs – is to point to cultural or geographical differences between “us” and “them”.

The COVID-19 ward in the University Hospital Martin

Developed at home, the production of Slovakia's COVID-19 vaccine will move abroad

Neuroimmunologist Norbert Žilka oversees the development of the ACvac1 vaccine at Axon Neuroscience.

Norbert Žilka is the director of the Institute of Neuroimmunology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAV) and also the scientific director of Axon Neuroscience.