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Slovaks in Iraq's reconstruction

ECONOMY Minister Pavol Rusko is optimistic that at least two Slovak firms will participate in the reconstruction of Iraq.

The Slovak daily Hospodárske noviny wrote on December 17 that Slovakia was among the 62 states that the US put on a list of those with whom it wants to negotiate possible participation in Iraq's reconstruction.

The US has earmarked a total of $18.9 billion (€15.36 billion) for the work. The head of Slovakia's investment development agency SARIO, Ján Bajánek, estimated that Slovak firms could get contracts comprising between two to five percent of this sum.

Companies such as Inžinierske stavby, BP Trading, Doprastav, Chirana, Východoslovenské strojárne, Martimex Alfa, and SES Tlmače were among those who showed interest in the reconstruction work.

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LGBTI people in the regions: We change people’s minds

Bratislava will dress up in rainbow colours this August again, for the seventh time. This will be for the Bratislava Dúhový Pride diversity festival. But the colours of the rainbow are less bright in the regions,…

Slovakia’s LGBTI community seeks to expand their rights.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

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Here is a list of tips by an experienced tour guide - including things you have probably not tried before.

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High-rise buildings sprouting up in Bratislava

Visualisation of the future skyline of Bratislava