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Slovakia:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Military branches
Definition
Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic (Ozbrojene Sily Slovenskej Republiky): Land Forces (Pozemne Sily), Air Forces (Vzdusne Sily) (2005)
Military service age and obligation
Definition
17-30 years of age for voluntary military service; conscription abolished in 2006; women are eligible to serve (2007)
Manpower available for military service
Definition
males age 16-49: 1,420,966
females age 16-49: 1,386,259 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 1,166,833
females age 16-49: 1,156,874 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
Definition
males age 16-49: 38,183
females age 16-49: 36,388 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
1.87% (2005 est.)
Disputes - international
Definition
bilateral government, legal, technical and economic working group negotiations continued in 2006 between Slovakia and Hungary over Hungary's completion of its portion of the Gabcikovo-Nagymaros hydroelectric dam project along the Danube; as a member state that forms part of the EU's external border, Slovakia has implemented the strict Schengen border rules
Illicit drugs
Definition
transshipment point for Southwest Asian heroin bound for Western Europe; producer of synthetic drugs for regional market; consumer of ecstasy


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