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Police Academy most in demand

THE MOST sought-after faculty for the academic year 2004-2005 in Slovakia is the Police Force Academy in Bratislava, the Slovak Governance Institute (SGI) has found.

According to the SGI, which based its study on data from the Education Sector Information and Prognosis Institute, the police academy has received about 26 applications for every available place.

The second most attractive faculty is the Faculty of Law at Bratislava's Comenius University with around 11 applications per vacancy, followed by the Faculty of Law at Banská Bystrica's Matej Bel University, with a rate of over 9 applications per berth, the SITA news agency wrote.

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Kysuce highway stalled due to missing money

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Road-blocking protest in Povina, Kysuce, demanding completion of highway bypass - February 16.

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

State insulation falls behind expectations, ministry widens support

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the insulation programme.

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the state insulation programme. Illustration stock photo

US philosopher with Slovak roots, Michael Novak, dies

The man who advised politicians and even presidents Gerald Ford and James Carter died on February 17, aged 83.

Michael Novak