. In the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, Romani internees were sent to the Lety and Hodonín concentration camps (Concentration camps Lety and Hodonín) before being transferred to Auschwitz-Birkenau for gassing. What makes the Lety camp unique is that it was staffed by Czech guards, who could be even more brutal than the Germans, as testified in Paul Polansky’s book ''Black Silence''. The genocide was so thorough that the vast majority of Romani in the Czech Republic today are actually descended from migrants from Slovakia who moved there during the post-war years in Czechoslovakia. In Nazi-occupied France, between 16,000 and 18,000 were killed. Downgrade of France's long-term credit rating On November 11, 2011 S&P erroneously announced the cut of France's triple-A rating (AAA). French leaders said that the error was inexcusable and called for even more regulation of private credit rating agencies (CRA's). Commons:Category:Slovakia WikiPedia:Slovakia Dmoz:Regional Europe Slovakia eo:Slovakio
...''). Plot In 1921, German director Frederich Wilhelm Murnau (F. W. Murnau) (John Malkovich) takes his Berlin-based cast and crew on-location in Slovakia and Poland in order to shoot ''Nosferatu'', an unauthorized version of Bram Stoker's 1897 novel ''Dracula''. He informs them that the person playing the part of the vampire Count Orlok, an obscure German (German people) theater performer named Max Schreck (Willem Dafoe), is a highly professional character
professional ice hockey player. He was the general manager of the Slovak national team (Slovakia national ice hockey team) from 2007 to 2011. http: www.hokej.sk clanok50852.htm Bondra became the 37th player in NHL history to score 500 NHL goals (List of NHL players with 500 goals). International play Bondra has represented Slovakia on seven occasions in international competition, including the 1994 Winter Olympics
Petrovický''' (born February 15, 1977 in Žilina, Czechoslovakia) is a Slovak (Slovakia) ice hockey right wing formerly playing for Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) team Dinamo Riga (Dinamo Riga (current)). He is currently with the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League. He has played professionally in Europe and in North America in the National Hockey League (NHL) as well as international play for the Slovak national ice hockey team. Ronald last played in the NHL with the Vancouver Canucks in National Hockey League preseason games on the basis of a try-out to obtain a contract, he failed to make the cut and was released by the team on September 24, 2009. '''Jozef Stümpel''' (born July 20, 1972) is a Slovak (Slovakia) professional ice hockey centre (centre (ice hockey)) currently playing for Oulun Kärpät of the SM-Liiga. *Played for Team Slovakia in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City *Gold medal with Slovakia in the 2002 Ice Hockey World Championships *Bronze medal with Slovakia in the 2003 Ice Hockey World Championships '''Detva''' is a town in central Slovakia with a population of 15,000. It is situated on the mountain, Poľana. Slovakia The largest pagan group in Slovakia is Krug Peruna; it actively organizes different ceremonies throughout the country. Moreover, it has members not only in Bratislava (its headquarters) but also in other cities such as Martin (Martin, Slovakia) and Košice. '''Slovakia''' competed at the '''2000 Summer Olympics''' in Sydney, Australia. Commons:Category:Slovakia WikiPedia:Slovakia Dmoz:Regional Europe Slovakia eo:Slovakio
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that, "...there was a massive effort by nongovernmental organizations (Non-governmental organization) to monitor the vote, whether through parallel vote tabulations, exit polls or reports from domestic observers. These strategies were supported by the reports of Western election observers," and that "all these breakthrough elections have been accomplished with the vigorous participation of civic groups that support free and fair elections by monitoring the media, carrying out
;. The táncház traditions were recreated as authentically as possible, a process aided by fairly detailed research on Hungarian culture. The movement is composed of numerous informal groups. Since the 1970s, non-ethnic Hungarians living in Hungary have had their folk traditions treated the same as their Hungarian neighbors. In addition, ethnic Hungarians outside of Hungary, such as those in Transylvania, Slovakia, and the Siret River valley of Moldavia, are also celebrated by the táncház
-математички смер) or 3) social studies (друштвени смер), available all over Serbia, and a few specialised ones, i.e. science and mathematics (природно-математичка гимназија) -- only one in all of Serbia, in Belgrade; sports (спортска гиманзија) -- just two in Serbia; and language gymnasiums (филолошка гимназија) -- a total of four in Serbia. In the end, everyone has a final exam - Matura. A technical high school (including business admin. assistant, i.e. економска школа), or a musical high school is a prerequisite for enrolement into a university. English and another foreign language (in addition to the mother tongue, and in case of minorities also Serbian, of course) are compulsory throughout. *Slovakia (4 years starting at age 15 after completing 9 years of elementary school (more common); 8 years starting at age 11 after completing 5 years of elementary school; both end with Maturita (Matura)) *Slovenia (4 years, starting at age 14 15, ends with Matura). thumb High-school pupils in Szczecin (File:Matura2005 ILOSzczecin.jpg), Poland, waiting to write a ''matura'' exam in 2005 '''''Matura''''' or a similar term ('''''matur''''', '''''maturita''''', '''''maturità''''', '''''Maturität''''', '''матура''') is the common name for the high-school (high school) leaving exam or "maturity exam" in various countries, including Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Macedonia (Republic of Macedonia), Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland, as well as among Ukrainian (Ukraine) emigrés. It is taken by young adults (usually aged 18 or 19) at the end of their secondary education, and generally must be passed in order to apply to a university or other institution of higher education. Names and equivalents In the Czech Republic it is officially called '''maturitní zkouška''', in Slovakia '''maturitná skúška''', in Poland '''egzamin maturalny''', in Austria '''Reifeprüfung''' ("examination of maturity"), but ''matura'' is used colloquially (Colloquialism) in these four countries. In Hungary, the same system is used, but it is called '''érettségi (vizsga)''' ("examination of maturity"), the equivalent of ''matura'' and in Israel it is called '''bagrut''' (Hebrew word for "maturity"). In Italy it used to be called '''esame di maturità''' and now '''esame di Stato'''. In Bulgaria, the official name is държавни зрелостни изпити ('''darzhavni zrelostni izpiti''', "state maturity examinations"), but the name матура ('''matura''') is almost always used instead. Payment options A user must also pay with an iTunes gift card or a credit card with a billing address in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, the Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, or the United States. Apple also offers other payment methods (like Paypal), which differ from country to country. Residents in other countries can only buy a gift card from a merchant or download free podcasts and previews. * World Hockey Championship ** Men's champion: Slovakia defeats Russia. ** Junior Men's champion: Russia defeats Canada. **Basque Mountains *Carpathian Mountains, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Ukraine **Tatra Mountains, Poland, Slovakia - Slovakia Bardejov Basilica of St Giles (Basilica of St Giles, Bardejov) 2000 100px (Image:Bardejov10Slovakia1.JPG) - - Slovakia Kežmarok Basilica of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Basilica of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Kežmarok) 1998 100px (Image:Sv Kryziaus baznycia.jpg) - - Slovakia Levoča Basilica of the Visitation, Mariánska hora (Mariánska hora) 1988 100px (Image:Bazilika na Mariánskej hore 2.jpg) - - Slovakia Ľutina Basilica of the Assumption (Basilica of the Assumption, Ľutina) Slovak Greek Catholic Church 1988 100px (Image:Slovakia Lutina 4.JPG) - - Slovakia Rajecká Lesná Basilica of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Basilica of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Rajecká Lesná) 2002 - - Slovakia Šaštín-Stráže Basilica of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Šaštín (Basilica of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary) 1964 100px (Image:Sastin bazilika 2.jpg) - - Slovakia Staré Hory Basilica of the Visitation (Basilica of the Visitation, Staré Hory) 1990 100px (Image:Church in Staré Hory.jpg) - - Slovakia Trnava Basilica of St Nicholas (Basilica of St Nicholas, Trnava) 2008 100px (Image:Slovakia-Trnava-Kostol svateho Mikulasa 1.JPG) - - Slovakia Vranov nad Topľou Basilica of the Birth of the Virgin Mary (Basilica of the Birth of the Virgin Mary, Vranov nad Topľou) 2008 100px (Image:Vranov nad Topl'ou kościół 18.08.08 p.jpg) - Twin towns — Sister cities Heinola is twinned (Town twinning) with Piešťany in Slovakia, Karlshamn in Sweden, Baranovichi in Belarus and Peine in Germany. The marriage lasted three months (they divorced in 1935 and the marriage was annulled in 1944), and she returned to Europe where she met Hungarian Count Paul Pálffy ab Erdöd (1890–1968) and became his fourth of eight eventual wives in late 1935. They lived in Slovakia. Their life was taken up with tiger hunts in India: they both became good shots, killing stags, elephants, and antelopes. They attended the World Exposition of Shooting at Berlin, hosted by Hermann Göring. Shortly afterwards, Pálffy became smitten with the siren-like writer Louise de Vilmorin (1902–1969) in Paris, divorced Etti in December 1937, and married Louise. - SK (ISO 3166-2:SK) Slovakia 8 regions (regions of Slovakia) - * If the country merged into an existing country, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of this country is used (e.g., the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) merged into Germany, whose alpha-2 code is DE ). * If the country was divided into several parts, the special code HH is used to indicate that there is no single successor country (e.g., Czechoslovakia was divided into the Czech Republic and Slovakia), with the exception of Serbia and Montenegro, for which XX is used to avoid duplicate use of the same ISO 3166-3 code, as the alpha-2 code CS had twice been deleted from ISO 3166-1, the first time due to the split of Czechoslovakia and the second time due to the split of Serbia and Montenegro. - id "SK" SK Slovakia 1993 .sk Commons:Category:Slovakia WikiPedia:Slovakia Dmoz:Regional Europe Slovakia eo:Slovakio
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Romania. The agreed price is €585 to €645 million, depending on VBI business performance in 2011. VBI’s total assets (excluding Romania) was €9.4 billion in June 2011. RT: Sberbank completes Volksbank buy '''Uzhhorod''' or '''Uzhgorod''' ( ,
2011 White Book clearly states that the supersonic fleet is to be continued for the protection of the Czech Republic and for co-operation within the NATO Integrated Air Defence System. On the other hand, a number of close support helicopters Mi-24 Mi-24 35 will be decommissioned (the Mi-35 will even be sold before the end of its operational life). Twelve single-seat and two twin-seat aircraft are viewed as sufficient
for patrolling the Czech Republic, while 18 can support the sentry role in other NATO countries. A preliminary RFI requested 18 aircraft The White Book specifies the 12+2 solution, requiring strategic requirements for the supersonic air force to be specified by November 2011. Another option being discussed in the Parliament is the formation of a joint force of Czech, Slovak or even Hungarian units responsible for the air protection of these countries. Although it seems to be a financially effective solution (argued mainly by the Social Democrats) its practical realisation would be complicated: Hungary has its own JAS-39s and Mig-29s, while Slovakia has recently upgraded its Mig-29 fleet. Commons:Category:Slovakia WikiPedia:Slovakia Dmoz:Regional Europe Slovakia eo:Slovakio
'''Slovakia''' . Slovakia is bordered by the Czech Republic and Austria to the west, Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east and Hungary to the south. The largest city is the capital, Bratislava, and the second largest is Košice. Slovakia is a member state of the European Union, Eurozone, Schengen Area, NATO, the United Nations, the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) and the WTO (World Trade Organization), among others. The official language is Slovak (Slovak language), a member of the Slavic language family (Slavic languages).
The Slavs—ancestors of the Slovaks—arrived in the territory of present-day Slovakia in the 5th and 6th centuries during the migration period. In the 7th century, Slavs inhabiting this territory played a significant role in the creation of Samo's Empire, historically the first Slavic state which had its center in Western Slovakia. During the 9th century, Slavic ancestors of the Slovaks established another political entity, the Principality of Nitra, which later together with the Principality of Moravia, formed Great Moravia. After the 10th century the territory of today's Slovakia was gradually integrated into the Kingdom of Hungary, which itself became part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (Austria–Hungary) or Habsburg Empire. After WWI and the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the nation of Slovaks and Czechs established their mutual state - Czechoslovakia. A separate Slovak state (Slovak Republic (1939–1945)) existed during World War II and was a client state of Nazi Germany (from 1939 to 1944). In 1945 Czechoslovakia was reestablished. The present-day Slovakia became an independent state on 1 January 1993 after the peaceful dissolution of Czechoslovakia.
Slovakia is a high-income (high income economy) advanced economy (Developed country) Bank Country Classification