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Presidential hopefuls revealed in January

PRESIDENTIAL candidates will be officially known by the end of January, as speaker of parliament Pavol Hrušovský plans to announce the presidential elections early next month.

According to existing legislation, candidates are expected to submit their bids within 21 days of the election announcement.

Current President Rudolf Schuster ends his term in office in spring 2004 and new elections will be held in April.

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Russian spies allegedly recruit also Slovaks

They are using martial art clubs in Germany and dozens more in other EU states, in the Western Balkans, and in North America.

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EC scrutinises state aid for Jaguar Photo

There is a question whether the scrutiny may impact the carmaker’s plans to invest in Slovakia.

The construction site of a brand new plant of Jaguar Land Rover near Nitra.

GLOBSEC forum will host guests from 70 countries

The 12th year of the conference will be attended by the highest number of participants in its history.

Slovak President Andrej Kiska gives the opening speech of The Globsec 2016 security conference.

Armed forces need new armour, and more

Slovakia's armed forces need to modernise their military technology, but also improve infrastructure and make soldiers' salaries more competitive.

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