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Money from EU in place

SLOVAKIA is already using the Sk7 billion (€178 million) in EU structural funds earmarked for the 2004 to 2006 period.

The money is being used to carry out 49 public projects, according to the TASR news agency

Construction Minister László Gyurovszky said that contracts and contracted applications amounting to one-sixth of the overall approved resources have already been signed.

The projects are targeting unemployment, technical assistance and health-care infrastructure, and are covered by the ministry's operational human resources and basic infrastructure programmes.

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Poll: Smer followed by SaS, KDH also in parliament

Had the general election taken place in mid-February, the opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would place second, and the now extra-parliamentary KDH would get nine seats.

Alojz Hlina took over at the helm of KDH

Woman who urinated on the Quran arrested, awaiting trial

Some observers believe the video might lead to increasing security risks for Slovakia.

The accused woman arrives to the court.

It takes nuts to help Kenyans

Slovakia has provided more than €10 million to the Kenyan people since 2005.

Muruku slum in Naorobi

President refuses to sign bill on registration of religions for second time

Although President Andrej Kiska repeatedly refused to ink the amendment to the law on religious freedom and the status of religious communities, it will become valid as of March 1.

President Andrej Kiska, illustrative stock photo