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Minister attacks slow courts

Justice Minister Ján Čarnogurský has attacked courts for not moving quicker in cases against people suspected of crimes carried out under the last government. Čarnogurský said December 6 he wanted the courts to move quicker in a slew of cases against people connected to the former PM Vladimír Mečiar, including many against dubious privatisers.

Among cases connected with the Mečiar regime which are under investigation are two massive financial crimes - the allegedly illegal privatisation of the Piešťany spa by Karol Martinka, and the sale of a stake in state gas storage firm Nafta Gbely by businessman Vladimír Poór.

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

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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.

The Sme daily celebrates 25th anniversary

The newspaper, which was established as a protest against autocratic power, has been published for 25 years.

The first issue of Sme in own printing house; publisher Alexej Fulmek (C) with chief editor Karol Ježík (R).

Ryanair changes its cabin bag policy as of Monday, January 15th

The low-cost airline operates dozens routes from Bratislava.

ryanair plane, illustrative stock photo