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3 EU Countries Demand That Lower-Quality Foods Not Be Sold in Eastern Europe.

The Czech Republic has joined the initiative supported by Hungary and Slovakia calling on the European Commission to adopt a law banning food and beverages companies from selling products of different content and quality under the same label and brand. According to the official representatives of the three countries, ...

- Novinite - BG

Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conference.

European Commission - Speech - Brussels, 21 February 2017 Thank you, Edward, for your remarks and for today's productive ECOFIN Council. I would like to congratulate the Maltese and the previous Slovak presidencies on paving the way for this morning's agreement on new rules to tackle tax...

- EU - EU

Memorial honoring Slovak soldiers desecrated in Pristina.

Unknown persons have damaged a memorial plaque in Pristina dedicated to Slovak KFOR soldiers who died in a plane crash in 2006. The Kosovo police announced this on Tuesday.

- B92 - SK

Czech Republic fed up of being 'Europe's garbage can'.

The Czech Republic will push for the European Union to ban the sale of inferior food in eastern European under the same brand name as better food sold in the west, the country's agriculture minister said. The Czechs are joining Slovakia and Hungary, who also say multinational food companies sell worse food in the poorer and ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Jet scare: 1 pilot asleep, 1 on wrong frequency.

While flying from Bratislava to Prague, 9W 118 was on correct frequency as it transmitted and acknowledged messages from the ATC. After that, the crew allegedly switched over to 132.980MHz and did not monitor the emergency frequency.

- Times Of India - IN

DT expands smart home platform to Norway, Slovakia.

Deutsche Telekom announced the expansion of its smart-home platform to two new countries: Slovakia and Norway. Known as Qivicon in its own market, the white-label smart home offering is available in Slovakia by DT's local subsidiary Slovak Telekom since earlier this month and will launch in Norway with Nettalliansen, a ...

- Telecompaper - NL

Jet mid-air scare: 1 pilot was asleep, the other was on wrong frequency.

While flying from Bratislava to Prague, 9W 118 was on correct frequency as it transmitted and acknowledged messages from the ATC. After that, the crew allegedly switched over to 132.980MHz and did not monitor the emergency frequency.

- Times Of India - IN

Polish-Slovakian gas link with €108 mln EU financing.

EU has granted €108 million subsidy for the Slovakian-Polish gas link project, Polish state pipeline operator Gaz-System said.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Slovak PM Robert Fico survives no confidence vote.

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has survived a parliamentary no-confidence vote requested by the opposition over high energy prices.

- FOX News - US

Slovak Special Forces field Skylark I-LEX.

The Slovakian Army's 5th Special Forces Regiment has taken into service Elbit Systems' Skylark I-LEX unmanned aircraft system . The Zilina-based unit received two Skylark I-LE systems in late 2008, and the new system will replace those in providing

- Jane’s - US

Slovak PM Robert Fico survives no confidence vote.

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia " Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has survived a parliamentary no-confidence vote requested by the opposition over high energy prices.Following a heated discussion, 60 lawmakers voted to oust Fico early...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Slovak President wraps up Kenya State visit

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 16 - Slovak President Andrej Kiska, who has been in the Kenya since Monday, wrapped up his State visit Thursday and was seen off at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by President Uhuru Kenyatta. The Slovak President started his State visit by holding talks with his host President Kenyatta that focused ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Legendary Czech left wing Augusta dies at 70

Czech ice hockey legend Josef Augusta, who won three world titles as a coach in 1999-2001, died at the age of 70 on Thursday, the Czech Ice Hockey Association said. Czech media said Augusta had battled pancreatic cancer for years. As a left wing, Augusta won silver medals with the former Czechoslovakia at the world The post ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Slovak presidency failed to impress Eurosceptics

One in three Slovaks knew that the country held its first rotating presidency in the Council last fall. But, according to a survey, the rest were either unclear, or didn't know about it. Euractiv Slovakia reports.

- EurActive - UK

Late payment: Commission urges 4 Member States to comply with the Late Payment Directive to protect SMEs in their commercial relations

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 February 2017 The European Commission is taking further steps against Greece, Italy, Slovakia and Spain to ensure the correct application of the Late Payment Directive and prevent losses to businesses – particularly, small and medium-sized enterprises - in these countries.

- EU - EU

France claims team title at skiing worlds

France edged Slovakia by just 0.08 seconds to win the team event at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships on Tuesday. The final finished level at 2-2 after Alexis Pinturault and Mathieu Faivre won their races for the French, and Veronika Velez Zuzulova and Petra Vlhova for the Slovaks. The tie breaking time went in The ...

- The Japan Times - JP

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