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State increases funds for papal visit

THE CABINET approved an additional Sk11 million (€260,000) to cover the papal visit planned for September. Two weeks ago ministers agreed to allocate Sk68 million (€1.62 million) from the state purse to meet at least part of the costs for organisations and municipalities, which had come up with a sum of Sk280 million (€6.67 million) for their requirements.

Foreign Ministry state secretary József Berényi assumes that the slight increase of funds will not satisfy the financial demands linked to the visit of John Paul II to Slovakia.

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Kiska stays away from parliamentary politics

President Kiska has dispersed all questions surrounding his future in politics before Easter, when he announced he was not planning to run for parliament.

Andrej Kiska does not want to walk down the path of party politics.

Danko’s office opens MPs’ letters

OĽaNO wants Danko to step down as parliament’s speaker after what they call an unprecedented measure.

Igor Matovič (l) and Ján Budaj (r)

Train travel to Košice via south to return

The Transport Ministry will restore the operation of fast trains on the southern route as of June.

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Protesters gave the government two weeks to fulfil their demands.