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EU cuts Slovak funding

The European Parliament has approved a 15 million euros cut to the financial aid reserved for Slovakia in 2002.

Parliament decided October 25 that the funds would be kept in reserve in a special European Commission (EC) fund. However, the money could be released if the EC's December report on Slovakia's anti-corruption campaign is positive.

Some domestic politicians have said they believe the funding cuts are designed to stir the government to action on a corruption scandal involving EU taxpayer money earlier this year. A report in the case from an anti-corruption watchdog was published October 30.

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