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Parliament adopts law on public procurement

Parliament approved a new law on public procurement on September 14. The law specifies methods of procurement and calls for a Public Procurement Office (UVO) that will open its doors on January 1, 2000, the day the law takes effect. The office will oversee the public procurement process and fine violators of the law up to one million crowns.

In comparison with the previous 1993 law, the new law sets rules for the awarding of contracts not only for organizations and companies spending public money, but for other entities as well.

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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.