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NBÚ delays appointments

NATIONAL Security Office (NBÚ) background checks have delayed the appointment of a number of Slovak ambassadors, leaving several ambassadorial posts vacant, including a strategic post in Budapest.

Foreign Affairs Minister Eduard Kukan has already submitted the final list of ambassadors to President Rudolf Schuster, who will shortly appoint them to their new diplomatic missions.

However, Kukan also admitted that Slovakia has had diplomats who have not passed NBU clearances, daily SME reports. The minister explained that some of them have already been recalled. He refused to give the names of the withdrawn ambassadors.

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Bratislava councillors want gambling regulation, not ban

Seventeen councillors do not agree with total prohibition of gambling in the capital, they want to continue in its strict regulation.

Unemployment rate keeps decreasing

Positive development of Slovakia’s economy seen behind the decrease.

European Investment Bank supported Slovakia with €918 million in 2016

2016 was a successful year for the EIB Group in Slovakia, said EIB Vice-President Vazil Hudák.

Vazil Hudák

Slovak film won Generation Kplus section at Berlinale

The film Little Harbour that won the Crystal Bear – beating movies from many other countries - is the work of (mostly) Slovak women.

Director of Little Harbour, Iveta Grófová, with the Cristal Bear