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Rusko wants new commission members

ARGUING that the commissions that deal with Slovakia's drawing of EU funds contain too many theoreticians, Economy Minister Pavol Rusko is presently pushing for a revamp.

The Slovak daily SME reported on November 26 that Rusko wants to bring business people into the posts because he believes they would be better qualified to pick projects that have realistic chances of succeeding.

Rusko wants to nominate members of the Slovak business alliance (PAS) and the Club 500 to the commissions.

Fearing that the possible changes could endanger Slovakia's drawing of EU funds, Deputy PM for EU Integration Pál Csáky has declined to meet with Rusko.

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End of investigative show a cause for concern

Media freedom watchdogs believe the scrapping of the only investigative show on public-service television is a threat to its independence.

Jaroslav Rezník

Proxy for Roma criticises minister Kaliňák for ethnical and group discrimination

The government proxy slammed Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák for the draft law on repressing criminality in Roma settlements, for populist discrimination and preferring repression to prevention.

Roma communities, illustrative stock photo

Slovak racer Svitko finished at Dakar Video

After a serious fall in the tenth leg, Slovak motorcyclist Štefan Svitko resigned from the 40th year of the Dakar Rally due to pain in his upper body.

Štefan Svitko

Carmakers in Slovakia produced more than one million cars last year

2018 will be critical for Slovakia’s automotive industry, claim sector’s representatives.

Most cars produced in Slovakia head for export.