Tag: Slovakia

EU invests to improve road connection between #Hungary and #Slovakia

EU invests to improve road connection between #Hungary and #Slovakia

| September 12, 2019

The EU is investing €552.6 million to expand the M30 motorway and connect the city of Miskolc in Hungary and the town of Tornyosnémeti, at the border with Slovakia. This Cohesion Fund investment will allow traffic to move faster, improve road safety and reduce congestion. The project will bring closer to fruition the European transport network […]

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Justice gap: #Racism pervasive in criminal justice systems across Europe

Justice gap: #Racism pervasive in criminal justice systems across Europe

| September 11, 2019

Institutional racism prevails in criminal justice systems across the EU and impacts how racist crimes are (not) recorded, investigated and prosecuted, according to a new report published by the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) today (11 September). “Twenty years after the Macpherson Report revealed that the British police was institutionally racist, we now find that […]

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#Slovakia – Better road connection from East to West thanks to cohesion funding

#Slovakia – Better road connection from East to West thanks to cohesion funding

| July 17, 2019

The Cohesion Fund invests more than €173 million to build the Budimír-Bidovce section of Slovakia’s D1 motorway and a section of the R2-R4 expressway between the towns of Košické Oľšany and Hrašovík. This EU-funded project will improve the road network around the city of Košice (South-East Slovakia). Košice’s 240,000 inhabitants will benefit from shorter travel times and […]

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Faster rail travel in northern #Slovakia thanks to #CohesionPolicy

Faster rail travel in northern #Slovakia thanks to #CohesionPolicy

| June 26, 2019

The Cohesion Fund invests almost €285.5 million for faster rail travel in northern Slovakia, on the railway line between the cities of Žilina and Púchov, near the border with Czechia on the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). The EU-funded project will upgrade the section of the line between Púchov and Považská Teplá so that trains can travel up […]

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#Slovakia – A year on, an EU initiative helped improve the economy and everyday life in Prešov region

#Slovakia – A year on, an EU initiative helped improve the economy and everyday life in Prešov region

| June 19, 2019

The European Commission is taking stock of the first year of implementation of the ‘Catching up Regions Initiative’ in the Prešov region. This Slovak ‘low-income region’, which GDP is rapidly growing but remains well under the EU and Slovak average, has been benefiting from Commission and World Bank expertise to boost jobs and growth. The second phase of the […]

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#StateAid – Commission approves provisional measure ensuring security of local electricity supply in #Slovakia

#StateAid – Commission approves provisional measure ensuring security of local electricity supply in #Slovakia

| May 13, 2019

The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules the compensation granted by Slovakia to electric utility company Slovenské Elektrárne a.s. for temporarily supplying a mandatory quantity of electricity from indigenous fuel sources into the Bystričany electricity system node in Slovakia. Slovakia notified the Commission of its plans to entrust electric utility company Slovenské […]

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Zuzana Caputova becomes #Slovakia’s first female president

Zuzana Caputova becomes #Slovakia’s first female president

| April 1, 2019

Anti-corruption candidate Zuzana Caputova has won Slovakia’s presidential election, making her the country’s first female head of state.Ms Caputova, who has almost no political experience, defeated high-profile diplomat Maros Sefcovic, nominated by the governing party, in a second round run-off vote on Saturday. She framed the election as a struggle between good and evil. The […]

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