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BUSINESS BRIEFS

October car sales show 23% increase

During October, 4,673 new cars were sold in Slovakia. Car sales increased 22.7% compared to September, according to the Slovak Automotive Industry Association. Škoda, which holds a 52.2% share of the Slovak market (2,348 cars sold), remained the best selling automaker in Slovakia. Daewoo was second with 512 cars for 6.7% of the market, followed by Opel (5.4% share) and Fiat (5.2% share)

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The Bratislava airport has competition in Vienna

The airport in Vienna, only about 60 kilometres from the Slovak capital, gains 17 new low-cost airliner flights.

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

Social partners agree upon a compromise solution.

Royal chocolate made by Slovak Photo

Some of the chocolate art pieces are decorated with gold or silver.

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.