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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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Poll: Smer followed by SaS, KDH also in parliament

Had the general election taken place in mid-February, the opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would place second, and the now extra-parliamentary KDH would get nine seats.

Alojz Hlina took over at the helm of KDH

Woman who urinated on the Quran arrested, awaiting trial

Some observers believe the video might lead to increasing security risks for Slovakia.

The accused woman arrives to the court.

It takes nuts to help Kenyans

Slovakia has provided more than €10 million to the Kenyan people since 2005.

Muruku slum in Naorobi

President refuses to sign bill on registration of religions for second time

Although President Andrej Kiska repeatedly refused to ink the amendment to the law on religious freedom and the status of religious communities, it will become valid as of March 1.

President Andrej Kiska, illustrative stock photo