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US President Bush writes to Schuster

US PRESIDENT George Bush, in a letter to his Slovak counterpart, Rudolf Schuster, thanked Slovakia for the assistance its soldiers have provided to the US-led allies in Iraq.

A unit of 82 Slovak military engineers assisted the allies during the peak of the conflict and another unit may soon be sent to help the coalition forces.

On January 20 the state-run TASR news agency wrote that a 20-strong reconnaisance platoon will arrive in Iraq, while 35 of the unit's current members will return home and be replaced by 42 troops. There will be 109 Slovak soldiers in total.

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Slovakia remains unknown in convention business

Ten MICE events in 2017 should bring almost €6.5 million to Bratislava.

The GLOBSEC security forum is one of the regular MICE events in Slovakia since 2005.

Kotleba should be defeated in election, not banned

More constitutional can be less democratic, and it is not clear that it always has the intended result. Perhaps the clearest historical case came with the rise of the Nazis in Germany.

Marian Kotleba

Slovakia to leave NATO is a hoax

The Slovak Spectator brings you a selection of hoaxes that appeared over the past week.

Some peple gathered at Slavin in Bratislava brought ani-NATO banners.

Fico: We cannot allow multi-speed EU to become divisive Video

Final session of the 12th edition of Globsec 2017 featured Slovak PM Robert Fico, Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka, and President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, in a panel entitled European (Dis)Union?

Donald Tusk, Robert Fico, and Bohuslav Sobotka (left to right)