BUSINESS BRIEFS

Budget draft under threat

Finance Minister Brigita Schmögnerová said that if parliament fails to pass a bill cancelling taxpayer-supported funds, the 2002 state budget draft will have to be withdrawn from debate and reworked.

The minister has recently issued a number of warnings that the cancelling of various funds must be agreed to.

The government has promised the International Monetary Fund and World Bank it will cancel the funds before next year.

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Economy minister promises extensive support for hydrogen technologies in Slovakia. Far-right supporters protested in front of PM’s house during the weekend.

The far-right ĽSNS organised a protest in front of PM Igor Matovič's house in Trnava.

Hospital manners expose the toxicity of Kollár

Unjustified privileges overshadow some good news of the coalition's work. Halloween testing will not be repeated during advent time.

PM Igor Matovič (l) and Speaker of Parliament Boris Kollár

Sulík’s party benefits from the dispute with PM Matovič

The Hlas party of former PM Pellegrini is rising, too.

Economy Minister Richard Sulík (l) was charged by PM Igor Matovič (r) to purchase millions of antigen tests.

Anyone can publish a book. Authors often avoid publishers

Self-publishing is setting a new trend.

Nikoleta Kováčová has published two cookbooks without the aid of a publishing house.