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Kukan meets Danish ambassador

SLOVAK Foreign Minister Eduard Kukan met the new Danish ambassador to Slovakia, Jorgen Munk Rasmussen, on September 26, during which the diplomat presented his credentials.

The officials discussed relations between Slovakia and Denmark and appreciated the fact that the political dialogue between the countries is growing, especially in terms of economic and trade issues within the EU, the TASR news agency reported.

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Slovak Christmas - traditional and new Photo

A chain around the table legs and waiting for a golden pig. Some old Christmas traditions survive to this day and others have disappeared.

Culture minister resigns from post as deputy chair of Smer

His replacement is expected to be elected at the December party congress.

Culture Minister Marek Maďarič

Peace, joy and good cheer pack a punch in the streets of Bratislava and its regions. Wassail! Photo

As well as the city centre, individual boroughs are hosting Christmas markets this year; the nearby Schloss Hof is offering a Christmas programme too.

Christmas atmosphere on Hviezdoslavovo square

Sledging run opens in the High Tatras Photo

The sledge track will be 2.5 kilometres long, all the way from Hrebienok to Starý Smokovec.

Hrebienok-Starý Smokovec sledge ride