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Artificial real wages rise seen for 2002

Economic analysts predict that 2002 could see a 5-6% rise in real wages, and inflation of around only 4%, in the wake of the government’s decision last week not to increase any regulated prices next year except gas for corporates.

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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.