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Slovak appointed special EU envoy

THE EU has appointed Slovak diplomat Ján Kubiš as its special envoy to Central Asia. Foreign affairs ministers of the 25 EU member states approved his nomination and mandate on July 18 in Brussels.

The appointment of the former Secretary-General of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to this post was approved by member states in the EU Political and Security Committee in early July. EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana nominated Kubiš to the post, the TASR news agency wrote.

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Visualisation of the future skyline of Bratislava

LGBTI people in the regions: We change people’s minds

Bratislava will dress up in rainbow colours this August again, for the seventh time. This will be for the Bratislava Dúhový Pride diversity festival. But the colours of the rainbow are less bright in the regions,…

Slovakia’s LGBTI community seeks to expand their rights.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

Crisis ends in Danko’s defeat

Education minister steps down following Fico’s call, Danko not ruling out he might leave politics.

Former education minister Peter Plavčan and PM Robert Fico on July 24.