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Finance Ministry in corruption row

The head of Siemens Business Services (SBS) in Slovakia has accused the Finance Ministry of clientelism as a result of a tender for an information system that Siemens lost to Hewlett Packard.

Peter Prónay, the managing director of SBS, said that Daniel Ferjanček, head of the tender commission in charge of selecting the system for the state treasury, had pressured bidders to accept software from a subcontractor with links to the Finance Ministry.

Prónay himself is under investigation for attempted bribery after Ferjanček said the SBS boss had offered him a Sk1.5 million bribe to fix the tender

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Surcharges for night, weekend and holiday work will go up in two phases

Social partners agree upon a compromise solution.

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.

The Sme daily celebrates 25th anniversary

The newspaper, which was established as a protest against autocratic power, has been published for 25 years.

The first issue of Sme in own printing house; publisher Alexej Fulmek (C) with chief editor Karol Ježík (R).

Ryanair changes its cabin bag policy as of Monday, January 15th

The low-cost airline operates dozens routes from Bratislava.

ryanair plane, illustrative stock photo