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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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Suspicious "rural entrepreneurs" involved with Smer emerge in Nitra

Successful businesspeople from the village of Babindol who have received subsidies from EU funds worth millions have connections to the ruling Smer party.

Competition in goulash cooking Guláš CUP 2015 in Babindol: Police President Tibor Gašpar(L), ex-minister of Agriculture Ľubomír Jahnátek (R) and Labour Minister Ján Richter (2L).

Slovak mixed relay was withdrawn from competition Photo

Paulína Fialková botched the shooting, thus thwarting the hopes of the Slovak Olympic mixed team of biathletes.

L-R Kuzmina and Fialková in the failed Slovak race.

Blog: Government Affairs in Slovakia – how did this profession develop and what is its future?

It is encouraging that more and more companies based in Slovakia are starting to realize that it is also possible to shape EU policies from a small country like Slovakia and use the services of government affairs…

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Slovak ice hockey team goes home Photo

The United States defeated their rivals from Slovakia for the second time, ending their performance at the Olympics.