Bilateral development assistance dropping

January 20, 2015

SLOVAKIA provided nearly €65 million within the official development assistance in 2013. About €53 million was comprised from the contributions of the state into international organisations, including the UN and the European Union.

Development aid in Slovakia

January 20, 2015

The Ministry of Foreign and European AffairsMinister: Miroslav Lajčákwww.mzv.sk

Some organisations active in development aid

January 20, 2015

Slovak NGDO Platform is an association representing 31 non-governmental organisations dealing with development assistance of Slovakia, including:

Anti-Gay Referendum Stirring Sentiment

January 19, 2015

The upcoming referendum depriving homosexuals certain rights initiated by the Alliance for Family (AZR) is attracting the attention also  of media abroad, while also causing a bit of a stir at home with its banned TV commercial.

Dozens of people slightly poisoned in Košice-Čaňa ice stadium

January 19, 2015

On January 18 evening, several dozen people were slightly poisoned at the ice stadium in Čaňa, in the Košice-Vicinity district.

Beblavý takes legal action against Banská Bystrica regional governor Kotleba

January 19, 2015

Sieť party deputy chairman and independent MP [as Sieť is a non-parliamentary party] Miroslav Beblavý filed two criminal complaints against Banská Bystrica regional governor Marian Kotleba on January 14, citing the violation of constitutional legislation regarding conflict of interest for public

PM Fico dissatisfied with second pension pillar, it should be opened again

January 19, 2015

Since January 1, the first pensions paid from the second, voluntary and private, pension pillar have been offered to savers who fulfil certain conditions.

Government to encourage employment of mothers in its second social initiative

January 19, 2015

Prime Minister Robert Fico and his ruling Smer party have planned a series of social measures; the first one began last November train rides free of fares – focused on students and pensioners.

Trade, energy security and more in the focus

January 19, 2015

THE FREE trade agreement between Canada and the European Union will bring benefits to businesses and workers on both sides of the Atlantic and thus Mark Bailey, Canada’s ambassador to Austria and Slovakia, believes both Canada and the EU are committed to bringing the free trade agreement into for

Trade ties expected to grow

January 19, 2015

WHILE several Canadian companies are already active in Slovakia it is expected that the free trade agreement between Canada and the European Union would bring, gradually, some added benefits to Slovakia.

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