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Farmers ask for drought relief

THE SLOVAK Chamber of Agriculture and Food (SPPK) has requested emergency aid from the government and increased subsidy allocations from the European Union after a sustained drought and falling market prices this season.

The SPPK warns that Slovak farmers are facing a Sk6 billion (€142 million) loss in revenues, and that some of its members may face bankruptcy.

The organisation has asked the EU to increase subsidies, available when Slovakia joins the European Union in May 2004, to 55 percent of those offered to farmers in existing member countries. The current proposal is for 45 percent.

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Employee of the ministry’s agency accused of corruption

If found guilty, the employee of the Agricultural Paying Agency may spend up to eight years in prison for taking a bribe.

Sagan wins first race of 2017 Video

The Slovak cyclist triumphed at the second race of the Belgian classics.

Peter Sagan

Queues rigged at foreigners’ police, say clients

Not our problem, say police, who blame ‘cultural specifics’ and ‘habits’ of foreigners.

Queue in front of the foreigners' police department in Bratislava.

Legendary Luna bar to reopen Photo

The programme in the bar will focus on retro and oldies.

Luna Bar in the Kyjev Hotel