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Schools and churches exempt from taxes

AT ITS session on February 2, the Slovak parliament approved a revision to the Act on Local Taxes and Fees, based on which all land and buildings owned by public universities or by the state, and used by state universities, the Slovak Academy of Sciences, churches and regional organizations registered with the state, will be exempt from local taxes.

The same applies to secondary schools, training centres and school facilities established by local governments, as well as schools and school facilities established by regional school authorities. The revision should come into force on April 1.

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Famous books on totalitarianism popular in Slovakia too

Internet bookstores have recorded an increased interest in books exploring totalitarian regimes, including demanding theoretical works.

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It takes nuts to help Kenyans

Slovakia has provided more than €10 million to the Kenyan people since 2005.

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Lack of experts challenges ICT sector

To maintain the competitiveness, the Slovak government must support digitising the economy and take a positive stance towards the ICT sector, according to experts.

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Our exit from the EU will not weaken our links

The UK has no intention of undermining the stability of the EU, nor do we want to become more distant to our European neighbours, including those here in Slovakia, the ambassador writes.

Flags displayed on a tourist stall, backdropped by the Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower containing the bell know as Big Ben, in London.