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Insurance declarations bring in millions

MANDATORY health insurance declarations have become lucrative for the country and the trend will likely continue this year, the Finance Ministry's Institute for Financial Policy said.

Health insurance declarations for 2005 brought Sk869 million (€25.87 million) to health insurers.

The deadline for submitting health insurance declarations for 2006 was July 2.

According to data released by the health insurance companies in May, health insurance declarations for 2006 brought Sk1.281 billion (€38.2 million).

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When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Austria launches random checks close to Slovakia’s borders

Refugees are using new smuggling routes, according to the Austrian minister.

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Unemployment rate continues to decline

The still steeper fall in unemployment could be curbed by the type of jobseekers, analysts opine.

Carmakers have already complained about the lack of qualified labour.

Coalition only agrees on how to talk. But what will they talk about?

Budget talks to decide on concrete policies. Danko wants airplanes, Fico wants better pay for nights and weekends.

Danko, Fico, Bugar.