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Bush thankful for support in Iraq

THE WHITE House thanked Slovakia for its "support and determination in establishing peace and democracy in Iraq" in a letter from US President George W Bush received by Slovak Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda on April 19, the news wire TASR wrote.

The president singled out the strength and courage of Slovak troops in Iraq. The letter emphasised the importance of preparations for the June 30 transfer of sovereignty to the Iraqi administration and said that the United Nations should play an active role in this process.

Slovakia is supporting the US-led coalition in Iraq with a unit of 100 people, mainly engineers performing mine-clearing operations.

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EC: Focus on education and labour market

Some recommendations remain the same as last year.

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No Slovaks among the victims of Manchester attack so far

The representatives of Slovakia have expressed their sympathy to the families of the victims.

Police guard close to the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Britain, on May 23, 2017, a day after an explosion.

Slovak paralympic athletes win gold and bronze at World Championship

Three Slovaks became world champions in table tennis in the TM2 category at the World Paralympic Championship in Bratislava.

L-R: Ján Riapoš, Martin Ludrovský in the Slovakia-Taiwan match at the paralympic world championship, May 19.

It's not your Slovakia, Bystrica protesters told Kotleba

President Andrej Kiska spoke to the crowd at the protest gathering, asking Slovaks what kind of country they want to have.