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Dzurinda proposes new coalition

Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda, speaking at a weekend congress of his SDKÚ party, said he wanted to unite all centre-right parties in Slovakia to fight elections next September.

The proposal has met little interest from possible coalition partners, who say the electorate has not been properly prepared for such a move.

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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.

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.

Veľký Rozsutec is open, just don't forget your climbing irons Photo

One of the most photogenic mountains in the Malá Fatra range is open in the winter, too.

Veľký Rozsutec, a photo from the mountain top.