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Expats get voting rights

Foreigners with permanent residence visas will have the right to vote to vote in Slovak municipal elections in December 2002, according to a law approved October 11.

According to Deputy Interior Minister Ivan Budiak, the proposal is in keeping with European Union rules. Foreigners will also have the right to vote also in regional elections set for December 1 this year.

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The Bratislava airport has competition in Vienna

The airport in Vienna, only about 60 kilometres from the Slovak capital, gains 17 new low-cost airliner flights.

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

Social partners agree upon a compromise solution.

Royal chocolate made by Slovak Photo

Some of the chocolate art pieces are decorated with gold or silver.

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.