ECONOMIC BRIEFS

Wood-processing industry exports 22 billion Sk annually

The annual output of Slovakia's wood processing industry in 1998 exceeded 33 billion Slovak crowns ($825 million), bringing its share of Slovakia's industrial production to 6.3%. Annual exports of the industry hit 22 billion crowns, or 8.4% of Slovakia's total exports.

Last year, 275 companies with 20 or more employees were involved in the wood-processing industry. They employed a total of 35,000 persons, representing 7.3% of jobs in industry in Slovakia. In addition to this, about 700 small businesses of up to 20 employees were active.

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News digest: Health care staff still lacking, president asks for amends

Slovakia is preparing to launch the nationwide testing on Saturday morning, but the government admitted they still need hundreds of health care staff. Kotleba violates quarantine and hospitals in the north are full.

The Bratislava Self-Governing Region started testing its staff on October 30.

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