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Security body thumbs nose at al-Qaeda

THE SLOVAK Security Council did not debate the ultimatum of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Ladin urging Europe to pull out of Muslim countries by July 15, Interior Minister Vladimír Palko said on July 6.

The council is concerned with the security of citizens, he said after the meeting, regardless of statements by certain individuals, the news wire TASR wrote.

Also discussed were transportation, defence, and the national security system, including the protection of civilian aviation.

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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.

Unemployment rate keeps decreasing

Positive development of Slovakia’s economy seen behind the decrease.

European Investment Bank supported Slovakia with €918 million in 2016

2016 was a successful year for the EIB Group in Slovakia, said EIB Vice-President Vazil Hudák.

Vazil Hudák

Slovak film won Generation Kplus section at Berlinale

The film Little Harbour that won the Crystal Bear – beating movies from many other countries - is the work of (mostly) Slovak women.

Director of Little Harbour, Iveta Grófová, with the Cristal Bear