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EU summit begins

A crucial two-day EU summit in Brussels begins today at which the leaders of the 15 Union member states are expected to reach a deal on financing the EU’s eastward expansion in 2004.

Many EU member states are reluctant to extend both full agricultural subsidies to the up to 10 new members, and full access to ‘structural funds’ in which richer countries contribute money to help poorer nations develop.

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Roma segregation - Slovakia’s evergreen problem

Amnesty International slams Slovakia for discriminating against minorities and for hate speech in its annual report.

JLR plant, cheap mortgages alter market

In the sector of industrial real estate attention is focused on Nitra and its vicinity, where Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is building a new plant.

Slovak drama of the early 20th century goes English

Visual art, dance and music are universal means of expression; drama, on the other hand, is determined and limited by the language it is performed in. To offer the world at least a taste of Slovak drama, the Theatre…

L-R: Diana Mórová (Eva), Kamila Magálová (Matka), Ján Koleník (Bača Ondrej) in Ivan Stodola's play Shpeherd's Wife in the Slovak National Theatre

North-south gas interconnection moves closer

Slovak gas projects will receive finances from the European Union.

The gas pipeline operator Eustream is the biggest taxpayer in Slovakia.