Victims of the 2006 plane crash remembered

January 20, 2015

SLOVAK President Andrej Kiska, Slovak and Hungarian soldiers, rescuers and relatives commemorated the biggest air disaster in the modern history of Slovakia which occurred near the Hungarian village Hejce, close to the border with Slovakia.

Effective Public Admin Programme to bring 21st-century services

January 20, 2015

INTERIOR Minister Robert Kaliňák at a press conference held on January 19 presented an Operational Programme for 2014-20 costing €335 million that is aimed at dealing with the lack of effectiveness in public administration and the low level of law enforcement in Slovakia, the TASR newswire report

The number of fines for parents refusing to vaccinate their children doubled in two years

January 20, 2015

THE NUMBER of parents in Slovakia refusing to have their children vaccinated against potentially deadly diseases has been growing recently despite the fact that fines of up to €331 are in place for those who fail to comply with the rules, the Sme daily reported on January 19.

PKS demands that agro-food sector should be excluded from TTIP

January 20, 2015

THE SLOVAK Food Chamber (PKS) demands that the entire agro-food sector should be excluded from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union (EU) and the USA from the very beginning, PKS president Daniel Poturnay told the TASR newswire on January 19.

Second decision in Bonanno case favours Nový Čas daily

January 20, 2015

THE DISTRICT Court in Bratislava dismissed the charges of the Supreme Court Judge Štefan Michálik against Ringier Axel Springer, the publisher of Nový Čas tabloid daily, the SITA newswire reported on January 19.

ÚVO review of equipment purchases by Bojnice hospital finds flaws

January 20, 2015

AN INSPECTION by the Public Procurements Office (ÚVO) into the purchases of new radiological equipment by the Hospital and Policlinic in Bojnice found a number of shortcomings, TASR learned from ÚVO’s spokesperson Ján Mažgút on January 19.

Slovakia active in development aid

January 20, 2015

THE YEAR 2003 meant a change for Slovakia in the area of development assistance when it transformed from the receiver to the donor.

Slovakia loses thousands of jobs

January 20, 2015

SLOVAKIA has lost thousands of jobs which are generated by international projects of development assistance. This has happened despite the fact that about €60 million are allocated for these projects every year, the McRoy Group consulting company said in October.

More transparent development cooperation

January 20, 2015

THE GOVERNMENT launched a new website which provides comprehensive statistics data about the development cooperation of Slovakia. This is another step towards more transparency and confirmation of its membership in the donors’ community, the TASR newswire reported on November 19, 2014.

2015 becomes the European Year for Development

January 20, 2015

THE MEMBERS of the European Parliament welcomed the decision that 2015 will become the European Year for Development (EYD), carrying the motto “Our world, our future, our dignity”.

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