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First EFSAL tranche could arrive next month

Finance Minister Brigita Schmögnerová September 25 signed an EFSAL (Enterprise and Financial Sector Adjustment Loan) agreement on 200 million euros with the World Bank's Roger Grawe; the credit will arrive in three tranches, with the first 60 million euros likely to be released within a month.

The money will be used to help finance reform of the Slovak corporate and financial sectors.

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Surcharges for night, weekend and holiday work will go up in two phases

Social partners agree upon a compromise solution.

Giving a voice to those unheard

The Sme daily celebrates 25 years since its founding. It is of immense importance that it remains independent and free, writes its editor-in-chief.

The Sme daily celebrates 25th anniversary

The newspaper, which was established as a protest against autocratic power, has been published for 25 years.

The first issue of Sme in own printing house; publisher Alexej Fulmek (C) with chief editor Karol Ježík (R).

Ryanair changes its cabin bag policy as of Monday, January 15th

The low-cost airline operates dozens routes from Bratislava.

ryanair plane, illustrative stock photo