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Budget deficit falls to 12.3 billion Sk in October

The Finance Ministry said on November 2 that the budget deficit in the January to October period was 12.356 billion crowns after 12.424 billion in the January to September period. Revenues were 160.6 billion crowns, while expenditures were 173 billion.

The ministry set itself the target earlier this year of keeping the state budget deficit to around 15 billion crowns.

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When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Austria launches random checks close to Slovakia’s borders

Refugees are using new smuggling routes, according to the Austrian minister.

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Unemployment rate continues to decline

The still steeper fall in unemployment could be curbed by the type of jobseekers, analysts opine.

Carmakers have already complained about the lack of qualified labour.

Coalition only agrees on how to talk. But what will they talk about?

Budget talks to decide on concrete policies. Danko wants airplanes, Fico wants better pay for nights and weekends.

Danko, Fico, Bugar.