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Kayaker Nejc Žnidarčič wins fifth world champion title

Bratislava – Slovenian kayaker Nejc Žnidaršič won the sprint event at the ICF’s wildwater canoeing world championships in Bratislava, Slovakia, on Sunday to claim his fifth world champion title.

Žnidaršič finished 0.56 seconds ahead of France’s Luca Barone, while another French, Maxence Barouh, won bronze. Slovenia’s Anže Urankar placed fourth.

Pope Greeted by Cheering Crowds, Some Puzzlement on First Visit to Slovakia in 18 years

Pope Francis gets off a plane upon arrival at Bratislava International Aiport. He was welcomed with a traditional tasting of bread and salt on the tarmac of the airport, and received a bouquet of flowers typical for Slovakia. Traffic in the country's capital was paralysed for several hours on the day given extraordinary safety measures.

Savšek finishes second overall in Canoe Slalom World Cup

Pau – Slovenia’s Benjamin Savšek finished second overall in the Canoe Slalom World Cup by taking second place in the last event of the season in France’s Pau on Sunday.

Savšek finished 0.16 seconds behind the winner, Denis Gargaud Chanut of France, who was also crowned the winner of the World Cup.

Democracy Digest: History Hangs Heavy Here in Central Europe

"What [Slovaks] did towards Hungarians living in Slovakia in 1945-1947 was a sin before God and before the people," Kover said at the unveiling of the memorial, according to the Dennik N daily. He warned that if these events were ever forgotten, "they could happen again in the future" to "defenceless victims".

Slovakia Grapples With the ‘Big Business’ of Disinformation

To many, this comes as no surprise. Observers point out that a peculiar "question everything" mentality has taken hold among Slovaks - a reference to the motto of RT, the television channel and website formerly known as Russia Today that's described by the New York Times as "a case study in the complexity of modern propaganda".

Slovakia: Citizens took to the streets, police fired tear gas; there're injured VIDEO

Some protesters shouted "Treason" and one bore the sign "Stop Corona Fascism" because of a law that would give vaccinated against COVID-19 easier access to public events and spaces, so that, for example, shopping malls could be entered with digital certificate.
The government hopes that such a law will motivate people to get vaccinated.

C5 ministers call for coordinated border measures ahead of summer season

Bratislava – The foreign ministers of the Central 5, including Slovenia’s Anže Logar, discussed on Thursday possible relaxation of Covid-19 border restrictions during the summer season. They agreed that coordinating and informing each other about measures was necessary so that movement of people and business is not excessively restricted.

North Macedonia PM Zoran Zaev on Official Visit to Brussels to Discuss EU Accession Process

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev will meet today at EU Headquarters in Brussels with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, European Parliament President David Sassoli, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, EC Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans and with EU Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Oliver Varhei.

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