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EU candidates to phase in payments

GOVERNMENT heads from the countries applying for EU membership agreed at a November 15 conference in Warsaw that their nations' contributions to the EU budget should be phased after entry in to ensure no country was financially worse off than before.

The agreement was the latest in a series of counter-blows between EU countries and prospective members on the last, and most complicated, chapter of EU enlargement talks - financing the Union's 2004 expansion by up to 10 new members.

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Sagan rewrites history Video

Cyclist Peter Sagan becomes the first man to win three consecutive world championships.

When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Námestie Slobody gets facelift Photo

The architectural tender will gather ideas for the redesign of the biggest square in Bratislava

Námestie Slobody will be redesigned into a kind of living room in the city.

Fundamental values explored at Divadelná Nitra 2017

This time round, the Slovak, European and US ensembles at the theatre festival focus on #fundamentals, i.e. basic values and the essence of all things.

Nature Theatre of Oklahoma: Pursuit of Happiness