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Fiscal deficit decrease expected

THE NATIONAL Bank of Slovakia (NBS) expects a gradual decrease of the fiscal deficit to two per cent of the gross domestic product by 2005. The central bank writes in its mid-term prognosis that the state budget deficit would be Sk26 billion and the public finance deficit would stay at Sk27 billion in 2005.

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News digest: High-profile arrests and discussion on reopening schools continues

PM Matovič proposes pilot testing for schools. Slovakia will have the very first Slovak ambassador to the EU.

PM Igor Matovič has stepped into the debate about opening the schools for older children.

Another former police president reportedly charged in a corruption case

NAKA charged eight former high-ranking police, SIS and Financial Administration officials.

Milan Lučanský

Matovič could have made comments about the US rather than Mongolia

I am proud of what has been achieved in Slovakia, says Billy Altansukh.

Older children will not return to schools before Christmas

PM Igor Matovič still wants some pupils to return, he proposed a pilot testing plan.

The school in Trebišov.