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Agriculture minister slams budget

Agriculture Minister Miroslav Jureňa (HZDS) is crying foul over the draft state budget, saying Finance Minister Ján Počiatek (Smer) reduced funds for the agriculture sector and accusing him of sabotage.

But according to the budget draft, the agricultural sector will get 12 percent more from the state next year, the Sme daily wrote on August 20.

The Agriculture Ministry, however, is not satisfied because farmers will not get the highest possible amount of direct payments. Last year, Prime Minister Robert Fico made a concession and gave farmers the maximum amount, so they want more again this year, the SITA newswire reported.

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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.