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Licence tender too late

Canadian firm TIW, which is interested in buying a third licence for providing GSM mobile services in Slovakia, has said the government's June 2002 sale date is too late given how quickly existing operators are capturing market share.

Current operators Globtel and Eurotel have reported rapid growth in client numbers in the last 12 months. Both have seen numbers of registered users almost double since September 2000.

More Slovaks own mobile phones than fixed lines, and some economists have predicted more than 40% of the population will own mobile phones by the end of the year.

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Proxy for Roma criticises minister Kaliňák for ethnical and group discrimination

The government proxy slammed Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák for the draft law on repressing criminality in Roma settlements, for populist discrimination and preferring repression to prevention.

Roma communities, illustrative stock photo

Slovak racer Svitko finished at Dakar Video

After a serious fall in the tenth leg, Slovak motorcyclist Štefan Svitko resigned from the 40th year of the Dakar Rally due to pain in his upper body.

Štefan Svitko

Carmakers in Slovakia produced more than one million cars last year

2018 will be critical for Slovakia’s automotive industry, claim sector’s representatives.

Most cars produced in Slovakia head for export.

Slovaks in the UK do not have to fear Brexit

Brexit itself should not impact the position of Slovaks in the UK, an interim agreement between the European Union and Great Britain suggests.

Brexit, illustrative stock photo