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VÚC election date announced

SLOVAKIA'S Higher Territorial Units (VÚC) election will be held November 26, Parliamentary Chairman Pavol Hrušovský announced on June 3, the TASR news agency reported.

"If necessary, a run-off election will be held on December 10," Hrušovský added. Slovak political parties must submit lists of candidates for the VÚC election by October 17.

The Speaker of Parliament decided to set the date of the VÚC election on November 26, after consulting with the Statistics Office and Interior Ministry.

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Keep your passport at hand on your trip to Austria

There are no internal border controls on the Austrian-Slovak border. Yet, the Austrian police check cars and buses heading to Slovakia.

Slovak police checking cars at the border crossing in Berg, Austria.

Italy points to “illegal state aid” as Embraco announces relocation to Slovakia

The decision to shift production follows in the footsteps of US conglomerate Honeywell, which reportedly also plans to close its Italian plant and move to Slovakia.

Embraco plant in Spišská Nová Ves

Who will take Kuzmina as a neighbour?

In Slovakia, immigrants mostly provoke negative feelings. Not when it comes to the biathlon.

Anastasiya Kuzmina thanks her fans after silver victory on February 12.

Unemployment rate hits new low

The unemployment rate in Slovakia has been declining since summer 2016 while the number of economically active people has grown.

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