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Dzurinda calls on government to lower taxes

Former Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda, the chairman of the opposition Slovak Democratic and Christian Union, said that Slovakia's economic growth makes it possible to cut payroll taxes. He called on the current government to reduce health and social insurance premiums and tax rates by one percent.

"The economy is experiencing such healthy growth and the forecast is so good that now is the time to improve the quality of the business environment," Dzurinda said. Moreover, he called on the government to withdraw its draft amendments to the Labour Code, as he is convinced that the proposed changes would curb the high economic growth and harm the business environment.

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Disputed fee for preferential treatment at doctors to be re-introduced

Patients unwilling to wait at the doctor’s office may be able to make appointments starting next year, for a fee of €50.

Waiting rooms are full of patients, illustrative stock photo

Slovak hockey league will not rest during Olympics

Unlike the Slovak premiere hockey league, Swiss, German and Russian leagues will take a break during the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Ice hockey is popular in Slovakia

Penta wants to buy private broadcasters with the Chinese

If successful, the trade may create an indirect connection to all important media outlets in the country.

The private TV Markíza resides in Záhorksá Bystrica borough of Bratislava.

Gilden: Take the negative and make a positive from it Photo

The works of New York native, photographer Bruce Gilden, who has worked for five decades in the streets of the biggest cities, are on exhibit in the Kunsthalle (House of Arts) in Bratislava.

Bruce Gilden: Feast of San Gennero, Little Italy, 1984.