Slovakia

Military:  SLOVAKIA

Military branches:

Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic (Ozbrojene Sily Slovenskej Republiky): Land Forces (Pozemne Sily), Air Forces (Vzdusne Sily) (2010)

Military service age and obligation:

18-30 years of age for voluntary military service; conscription in peacetime suspended in 2006; women are eligible to serve (2012)

Manpower available for military service:

males age 16-49: 1,405,310

females age 16-49: 1,369,897 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:

males age 16-49: 1,156,113

females age 16-49: 1,139,380 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:

male: 31,646

female: 30,219 (2010 est.)

Military expenditures:

country comparison to the world: 123

Transnational Issues:  SLOVAKIA

Disputes - international:

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

Refugees and internally displaced persons:

stateless persons: 1,523 (2013)

Illicit drugs:

transshipment point for Southwest Asian heroin bound for Western Europe; producer of synthetic drugs for regional market; consumer of ecstasy

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