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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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Night life in Bratislava will not end

Councillors for the Old Town adopt new opening hours for pubs, night clubs and restaurants.

How social networks can earn you a ticket to Germany

Can a status on a social network change someone’s life? Yes, if you write humorous stories about a fictive German ambassador.

Assaf Alassaf (r) talked about his life and his book in Bratislava

The most famous circus comes to town Video

The famous Cirque du Soleil is in Bratislava celebrating the 15th year of its show Varekai: Tales of the Forest.

Cirque du Soleil: Varekai

New investor to create 500 jobs in Nitra

A company following the Jaguar Land Rover carmaker to Nitra plans to create 500 new jobs and invest €17 million.

Tha Jaguar Land Rover draws also other investors to Nitra.