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2008 realistic date for EMU entry

THE FINANCE Ministry and the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS) cite 2008 as a realistic date for Slovakia's entry to the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU).

Tatrabank analyst Róbert Praga said that if the government reduced the public deficit, fulfilling the Maastricht criteria necessary for entry to the EMU would not be a problem.

Vice governor of the NBS Elena Kohútiková stressed it was important for Slovakia to join the euro at the same time as Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary.

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No Slovaks among the victims of Manchester attack so far

The representatives of Slovakia have expressed their sympathy to the families of the victims.

Police guard close to the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Britain, on May 23, 2017, a day after an explosion.

It's not your Slovakia, Bystrica protesters told Kotleba

President Andrej Kiska spoke to the crowd at the protest gathering, asking Slovaks what kind of country they want to have.

Lajčák gives two versions of the Evka story

The Foreign Ministry gives opposing statements about suspicious procurement related to the Slovak Presidency over the EU Council.

Government of PM Robert Fico (left) endorses Lajčák as its official candidate.

Napoleon’s oak planted in Bratislava's Tyršovo Embankment Photo

An oak of Napoleonic legend was replanted, part of a commemoration spanning several days.

Planting "Naopoleon's oak" on May 20, 2017.