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Corruption neither found nor ruled out

The Supreme Control Office, a public finance watchdog, published the results of an investigation into an April 2001 corruption scandal involving alleged misuse of EU taxpayer money, saying while it found no direct corruption, it uncovered so many shortcomings in the documentation of projects receiving funds that corruption could not be ruled out. "It is difficult to break the rules when there are none," said Jozef Stahl, head of the investigation.

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North-south gas interconnection moves closer

Slovak gas projects will receive finances from the European Union.

The gas pipeline operator Eustream is the biggest taxpayer in Slovakia.

Stopping extremism before it starts

Schools in Slovakia must do a better job of developing their students’ critical thinking skills from an early age, US envoy says.

Danko’s popularity keeps falling

The SNS chair suffers mostly because of the controversial military promotion and his following actions.

Lack of qualified labour needs to be addressed

After visiting carmaker PSA in Trnava, PM Fico says that people do not want to work even for more than €1,300.

PSA Groupe Slovakai in Trnava