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Foundations worry about their existence

A REVISION to the law on income taxes prepared by the Finance Ministry is causing a headache for non-governmental organisations. The NGOs say that the draft removes the motivation for sponsorship. The foundations also dislike the idea of taxing income from their activities, SME reported.

In the past the international community has helped to fill the purses of NGOs; however, this possibility will also shortly end. The US embassy has confirmed that Washington has decided to close the Slovak branch of USAID, which has injected $190 million (€168 million) into the non-governmental sector.

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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