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Fines for farmers a contentious issue

FARMERS may be fined by Sk5 million (€119,000) if they are found damaging the land, according to a law on the protection and use of agricultural land that will take effect in January 2004.

Radovan Kazda from the Conservative Institute think tank criticizes the law's provisions for lacking safeguards that would ensure the fines are issued fairly.

"The law does not include any criteria for which the fines are to be issued," Kazda said to the Slovak daily SME.

He also pointed out that the sanctions are in the hands of a single institution - the Agriculture Ministry - that makes the whole system liable to corruption.

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Kiska: Even Europe has its aggressive neighbour

President Andrej Kiska addressed UN commenting poverty, instability and climate change.

President Andrej Kiska

Ryanair cancels some flights from and to Bratislava

The Irish low-cost airline publishes full list of cancellations

Irish budget airline Ryanair is believed to be cancelling up to 50 flights every day over the next six weeks because it "messed up" its pilots' holiday schedules.

No fees bring higher summer roaming

EU regulation raises the volume of roaming calls and data with Slovak mobile operators .

People should pay attention on used data abroad.

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