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Kubiš to become EU special envoy

SLOVAK diplomat and former General Secretary of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Ján Kubiš has been recommended by EU Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana for the office of EU special representative to Central Asia, TASR news agency reported July 1.

Former Latvian Foreign Affairs Ministry Sandra Kalniete and Slovenian MEP Alojz Peterle were also competing for the office.

EU foreign affairs ministers recently made a decision regarding creation of the office of EU special representative to Central Asia in order to strengthen the EU's position in this sensitive region.

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25 years on, most Czechs and Slovaks still oppose their breakup

More than two thirds of Czechs and Slovaks still believe there should have been a referendum on the division of their common state in 1992.

Vladimír Mečiar (L) and Václav Havel discuss the division of Czechoslovakia in 1992. There was no referendum to support the decision.

No new nuclear power plant planned

The state postpones the construction of a new utility in Jaslovské Bohunice, claiming there is no need for it.

Mochovce nuclear power plant

Parties only protect their market share

Rent seeking behavior and a code of loyalty are not the ways to operate a successful democratic political party.

Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák

Skyline over Jaslovské Bohunice is changing

The four cooling towers are expected to be removed until the end of 2018.

State in mid-December 2017