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Job creation stimulus passed

Parliament has passed a job-creation package freeing employers from paying five months of social fund dues on the salaries of long-term unemployed people or recent graduates.

Slovakia has one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe at just under 20%. During its term the government has introduced a public works programme designed to bring levels of joblessness down.

However economists say illegal employment is commonplace because of the relatively high costs for employers when taking on staff.

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Kiska stays away from parliamentary politics

President Kiska has dispersed all questions surrounding his future in politics before Easter, when he announced he was not planning to run for parliament.

Andrej Kiska does not want to walk down the path of party politics.

Danko’s office opens MPs’ letters

OĽaNO wants Danko to step down as parliament’s speaker after what they call an unprecedented measure.

Igor Matovič (l) and Ján Budaj (r)

Train travel to Košice via south to return

The Transport Ministry will restore the operation of fast trains on the southern route as of June.

Government ignores anticorruption demands Photo

Protesters gave the government two weeks to fulfil their demands.