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Free visas for Ukrainians

SLOVAKIA will probably approve the new, so-called asymmetry visa regime with Ukraine by the end of April, Deputy Prime Minister Pál Csáky announced on April 16, the TASR news agency reported.

According to Csáky, while Slovak consulates in Ukraine will not charge Ukrainians for visas, Kiev, in turn, will lift the visa regime for Slovaks.

Ukraine approved a similar visa policy towards Poland and Hungary in 2003 and had offered it to Slovakia too. The cancellation of charges will improve the quality of Slovak-Ukraine relationships, Ukraine officials said.

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PM Fico before Smer congress: I don’t want to run for president

At the party congress, vice-chairman of the ruling party, Marek Maďarič, has been replaced by Richard Raši. Otherwise, no major changes have taken place.

L-R: PM Robert Fico, outgoing Žilina governor adn Smer vice-chair Juraj Blanár, Culture Minister and resigned vice-chair Marke Maďarič, and his successor in party position, Košice Mayor Richard Raši at Decemebr 9 congress.

The increasingly rare wood grouse is being driven out of Slovakia's forests

Foresters plant too many trees in bare areas destroying the natural habitat of western capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus).

Wood grouse

Automation is finding its way

Autonomous vehicles and process connections through Logistics 4.0 are the biggest trends in Slovakia.

Online retailer Amazon opened its new returns centre in Sereď in mid-November.