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Hungary and Slovakia end checks

SLOVAK and Hungarian customs authorities signed an agreement to cooperate in eliminating border checks after May 2004, when both states enter the EU.

According to the state-run TASR news agency, all aspects of customs, including road signs, will be gradually eliminated. Slovakia and Hungary share a 680-kilometre long border.

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North-south gas interconnection moves closer

Slovak gas projects will receive finances from the European Union.

The gas pipeline operator Eustream is the biggest taxpayer in Slovakia.

Stopping extremism before it starts

Schools in Slovakia must do a better job of developing their students’ critical thinking skills from an early age, US envoy says.

Danko’s popularity keeps falling

The SNS chair suffers mostly because of the controversial military promotion and his following actions.

Lack of qualified labour needs to be addressed

After visiting carmaker PSA in Trnava, PM Fico says that people do not want to work even for more than €1,300.

PSA Groupe Slovakai in Trnava