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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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Another For a Decent Slovakia protest was also joined by farmers

People took to the streets for the eighth time.

Farmers with tractors awaited the protesting crowd at the SNP Square in Bratislava.

Coronations return to Bratislava Photo

This year Bratislava will recall the coronation of Leopold II, the younger son of Maria Theresa.

Bratislava will again enjoy re-enactment of coronation ceremony

Police detain another person in promissory notes case

Ex-director of private broadcaster TV Markíza, Pavol Rusko, was detained shortly after being heard.

Pavol Rusko

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Farmers also met President Andrej Kiska in Bratislava