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Macro-economy 1999: Key dates

January 7 - First austerity package is approved by the government to restore fiscal discipline, reduce budgetary expenditures and increase revenues.
May 31 - Second austerity package approved by government raises value added tax, imposes an import surcharge and deregulates prices in an effort to increase state revenues.

January 7 - First austerity package is approved by the government to restore fiscal discipline, reduce budgetary expenditures and increase revenues.

May 31 - Second austerity package approved by government raises value added tax, imposes an import surcharge and deregulates prices in an effort to increase state revenues.

September 16 - Law on Strategic Companies approved by parliament cancelling the not-for-sale status of state monopolies paving the way for their privatisation.

November 24 - New Law On Corporate Tax approved by parliament cutting the corporate tax rate to 29% from 40%.

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EMA will go to Amsterdam, not Bratislava

The Slovak capital finished fourth in first round of vote for the seat of the prestigious European Medicines Agency

EMA will move from London due to Brexit. It will go to Amsterdam.

They reported corruption at the Foreign Ministry. Now they receive an award

The tenth year of the White Crow award, celebrating young people and activists who break prejudices and go against the tide.

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Blog: Slovakia’s time to shine is now

People may be able to recognise Slovakia’s neighbouring countries through associations with food, drinks, beautiful cities or well-known political events. But Slovakia remains very much "hidden".

Bratislava Castle

Women receive lower pensions

But the differences are still lower than in most EU countries.

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