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Bush rings Dzurinda, troops depart

PRIME MINISTER Mikuláš Dzurinda received a phone call from US president George Bush February 25, who said he appreciated Slovakia's firm stance in support of US-led action in Iraq.

In a phone call that lasted about 12 minutes, Bush said "the US will never forget the Slovak attitude".

On February 26, a unit of military chemical engineers left Slovakia for a base in Kuwait, from where it will be able to assist any military action against Iraq. The unit, composed of 70 Slovak soldiers, is expected to be based in Kuwait's Doha military camp.

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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

Austria launches random checks close to Slovakia’s borders

Refugees are using new smuggling routes, according to the Austrian minister.

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Unemployment rate continues to decline

The still steeper fall in unemployment could be curbed by the type of jobseekers, analysts opine.

Carmakers have already complained about the lack of qualified labour.

Coalition only agrees on how to talk. But what will they talk about?

Budget talks to decide on concrete policies. Danko wants airplanes, Fico wants better pay for nights and weekends.

Danko, Fico, Bugar.