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Wiersma warns against early elections

Jan Wiersma, the European Parliament’s monitor for Slovakia, has warned the Slovak government not to let its internal conflicts bring the country to early elections, and said he was “not at all encouraged” by the recent ultimatum issued by the ethnic Hungarian party.
The party decided at a meeting August 25 to give the government until September 30 to pass an important reform law, and said if the deadline wasn’t met it would leave the coalition.

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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.

Austria launches random checks close to Slovakia’s borders

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

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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.

Cloud computing becomes a standard

External servers are now much more secure than local business ones, according to experts.

Slovak firms have their eyes on the cloud.