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Private doctors support government's health care moves

The Association of Private Doctors (ASL) praised the Dzurinda cabinet August 15 for approving a 1.9 billion crown loan to health insurers.

The group praised Dzurinda's government for taking a positive first step towards solving the critical financial situation of health care facilities. Far fewer Slovaks than required are currently paying their compulsory health insurance premiums. In turn, struggling health insurance companies are not paying doctors or pharmacists.

Compulsory health premiums collected so far 1999 are 1.1 billion crowns less than expected.

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Daughter to father: I’m going to kill you

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Camping in a tree? Try it in Bratislava

A creaking wooden floor and the wind swaying the branches of trees around you. Have you ever wondered how it would feel to spend a night in a tree house?

The tree-house at Kačín

Bratislava’s main railway station is getting a face lift

The derelict station still has to wait for its complete rebuild though.

The main railway station in Bratislava.

Education Ministry ready to sign for controversial project

The inspection of the procurement authority has not revealed any obstacles to signing a deal over securing better internet connection for schools, but non-governmental organisations point to unanswered questions.

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