BUSINESS BRIEFS

EC: Tight financial controls needed

The European Commission has said that 18.6 million euros in funding from the EU's Sapard fund will not be released until a system of financial control similar to those existing in EU countries is established.

The EC has expressed concern over the use of pre-accession funds since an April scandal over the alleged misuse of Phare funds by a senior civil servant. The affair forced the resignation of Pavol Hamžík as Deputy Prime Minister.

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News digest: Slovakia has passed the peak of the second wave, health minister says

Polish doctors will help take swabs in Slovakia this weekend. People who have had COVID can just show their positive test result.

6 h
Rapid testing in Košice

Nationwide COVID-19 testing – and criticism – starts again

Longer ‘screening’ different to October operation.

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Ján Sýkora is an easy-going ice-hockey player who has got a great sense of humour.

Fashion brands mean nothing to me. Professional hockey player about his life in central Slovakia

In an entertaining interview, the down-to-earth ice hockey player, Ján Sýkora, talks about being a busy bee with a poor memory.

21. jan

Old-age pension scheme gains three new features

Brand new parental bonus raises concerns.

21. jan