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HZDS, Smer most popular parties

THE BIGGEST opposition party, the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS), is the most popular political party in the country, according to a recent poll that showed the HZDS winning 20.9 per cent of popular support.

The populist Smer party ranked second, with 17.5 per cent in the poll, carried out by the MVK agency in late January.

Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda's Slovak Democratic and Christian Union ranked third with 13.4 per cent support, followed by the Hungarian Coalition Party, which scored 10.6 per cent.

The Communist Party won 8.2 per cent and the Christian Democrats and the New Citizen's Alliance scored 7.7 per cent and 7 per cent respectively.

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Kiska: Even Europe has its aggressive neighbour

President Andrej Kiska addressed UN commenting poverty, instability and climate change.

President Andrej Kiska

Ryanair cancels some flights from and to Bratislava

The Irish low-cost airline publishes full list of cancellations

Irish budget airline Ryanair is believed to be cancelling up to 50 flights every day over the next six weeks because it "messed up" its pilots' holiday schedules.

No fees bring higher summer roaming

EU regulation raises the volume of roaming calls and data with Slovak mobile operators .

People should pay attention on used data abroad.

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