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KIA infrastructure development starts

ARCHAEOLOGICAL excavation, which is part of the first phase of the infrastructure development for the new plant of Kia Motors Slovakia and Hyundai Mobis Slovakia, started on May 23 in Teplička nad Váhom, close to Žilina.

Žilina Mayor Ján Slota expressed his opinion that the land acquisition of 170 hectares of plots for the infrastructure will be settled soon. Onlz 30 percent of the land has been acquired so far.

According to the Pravda daily, however, several landowners are refusing to sell the land needed for infrastructure development.

Some landowners said that they would only sell their plots if the cabinet pays them the difference between Sk140 per square metre, which is the price they received for the their plots, and Sk350 per square metre, which is the amount the cabinet conceded to pay to a other landowners.

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Grandson turns his blue-haired grandma into an Instagram sensation

President Zuzana Čaputová is one of her nearly 13,000 followers.

Photographer Marek Pupák takes pictures of his grandmother. He also created the blue.grandma profile on Instagram, where he posts the photos of her.

Some schools will open on December 7

Matovič pushed through testing at schools, government is launching a pilot project this weekend.

PM Igor Matovič (front) and Education Minister Branislav Gröhling  (back)

Freed in the Kuciak murder case, guilty of another murder

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Alena Zsuzsová is escorted to the courtroom.

Roundup: Shoe boxes turn into Christmas gift boxes to cheer up lonely older people

People can fill and hand in their own box until December 6.

The White Night Festival takes place in Bratislava during Christmas.