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ECONOMIC BRIEFS

Cabinet green-lights Tripartite Law

At its sitting on February 3, the cabinet approved a draft 'Tripartite Law' which would set the rules of economic and social partnership between the state, employers and workers when resolving important economic and social issues.

The Tripartite Law also specifies the exact powers of the Council for Economic and Social Agreement as the tripartite negotiating authority. Government, employers and trade unions have equal representation in the 21-member Council. The Council produces recommendations in the field of economic and social development, as well as on state budget issues. It is also a forum in which binding labour laws are negotiated.

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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.