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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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Police will check overpriced EU presidency

The presidency will also be scrutinised by state auditors.

The ceremonial launch of the Slovak presidency's logo.

Inspectors to focus on firms with foreign staff

Scrutiny follows media report by Serbian journalist concerning conditions in a Galanta-based plant.

Labour Minister Ján Richter

Bratislava councillors want gambling regulation, not ban

Seventeen councillors do not agree with total prohibition of gambling in the capital, they want to continue in its strict regulation.

SaS denies Russian media reports on its support of Slexit

The opposition party has objected to news in some Russian media stating that it supports the departure of Slovakia from the EU, i.e. Slexit.

Richard Sulík