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Extra budgetary funds overstay welcome

The government was unable to reach an agreement on the abolition of various publicly-funded bodies, such as the Housing Development Fund and the Environment Fund, despite having promised the World Bank in its Staff Monitoring Programme to eliminate eight of these bodies by the end of September and a further two by December.

The government had already told the World Bank in July that it would not be able to meet these targets. Economic experts fear the state funds do not make efficient use of public money, and cloud the overall picture of the public sector fiscal deficit.

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Letters can be checked at work – but is it legal?

The recent scandal surrounding the parliamentary office opening and checking the post of MPs has opened the issue of postal privacy – which also concerns emails or text messages – guaranteed by the law.

Andrej Danko, speaker of parliament

New investor to create 500 jobs in Nitra

A company following the Jaguar Land Rover carmaker to Nitra plans to create 500 new jobs and invest €17 million.

Tha Jaguar Land Rover draws also other investors to Nitra.

Blog: A line does not always form

A foreigners' real experience at the foreigners’ police department in Bratislava.

The foreigners’ police department in Petržalka

Coalition SNS seeks mandatory 13th salary

The business sector claims that such a step would lead to speculation and slow the growth of wages.