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Reform threat over fund closure support

Finance Minister Brigita Schmognerova has said the start of public administration reform and the passage of next year’s state budget may be threatened if there is no support for a law that would see eight of 12 state funds abolished, the daily Sme reported.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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