Cigarette tax rises get 3-year transition period

The European Commission yesterday proposed that Slovakia and five other candidate countries be given a three-year transition period in which to raise consumption tax on cigarettes to the EU’s required 57% level.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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News digest: Some schools open, so do some ski resorts

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PM Igor Matovič (front) and Education Minister Branislav Gröhling  (back)

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Alena Zsuzsová is escorted to the courtroom.

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