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Defence unit on Olympics stand-by

INTERIOR Minister Vladimír Palko has decided to put a civil defence unit on stand-by during the summer Olympics in Greece.

According to the private news agency SITA, Palko promised Slovak assistance during a recent meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Council called in Brussels to discuss measures against possible terrorist attacks during the games.

Greece has asked Slovakia for humanitarian aid in the event of the deployment of a toxic chemical or radioactive substance.

The unit established by the Interior Ministry will be on stand-by for the whole of August at Bratislava's Milan Rastislav Štefánik Airport.

The unit, consisting of six members, could be deployed within 12 hours.

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Danko’s office opens MPs’ letters

OĽaNO wants Danko to step down as parliament’s speaker after what they call an unprecedented measure.

Igor Matovič (l) and Ján Budaj (r)

Government ignores anticorruption demands Photo

Protesters gave the government two weeks to fulfil their demands.

Blog: We can always count on the nerds…

Brands need to focus on doing good and that this approach is the only option if they want to stay relevant, credible and even profitable, says Thomas Kolster.

Thomas Kolster speaking

Drivers in Bratislava should prepare for worse traffic

Dissatisfied taxi drivers will go on a protest ride from Petržalka to Lamač on Wednesday.

Taxi drivers protested against Uber already in 2015.