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"I'm tired of seeing how my wife gets fined every month [by traffic police], while big bosses in huge cars blow past you [on the highway] at 200 kilometres an hour."

Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda following a September 3 meeting with Interior Minister Ivan Šimko. The PM, who was involved in a serious car crash in Yugoslavia August 31, has said he wants the Interior Ministry to get tougher on dangerous driving, and to rethink the transport of top state officials.

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How the national emblem appeared – including so far secret communism designs

Even Slovaks often do not know why the national emblem depicts a white double-cross, and not the Kriváň peak, or the design by artist Vincent Hložník. They also do not know why it makes a difference whether it is…

Offical Slovak national emblem and colours

Bratislava Zoo will have new wolf breeding station

One of most significant investments of the Bratislava Zoo in the year 2017 will be the building of a new wolf breeding station.

Foreigners: Events around Slovakia Photo

Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between February 17 and February 26, including a race on old wooden sleighs, an operetta premiere, a lot of jazz, classical and rock music, and more.

Rce in krňačky sleighing, Turecká 2017

Some food really is better in Austria, study finds

EC says its role is to monitor safety, not quality – but Slovaks want the same as Austrians, says minister.

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