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FinMin predicts budget problems

Finance Minister Brigita Schmögnerová has predicted state budget income this year would hit Sk200 billion, Sk19.4 billion more than planned, based largely on increased tax income.

She added October 29 support in parliament for the eradication of eight publicly financed funds is uncertain, threatening approval of the 2002 budget. Next year's budget assumes the liquidation of the funds.

The government has promised the International Monetary Fund and World Bank it will liquidate the funds.

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Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

Poll: Smer followed by SaS, KDH also in parliament

Had the general election taken place in mid-February, the opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would place second, and the now extra-parliamentary KDH would get nine seats.

Alojz Hlina took over at the helm of KDH

Woman who urinated on the Quran arrested, awaiting trial

Some observers believe the video might lead to increasing security risks for Slovakia.

The accused woman arrives to the court.