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ECONOMIC BRIEFS

Fees for use of Slovak highways will double in 1999

Parliament adopted a revision to the road law stipulating fee increases for highway use on December 17. Fees for cars with engines up to 1600 cc will swell to 400 Sk ($11), while cars with engines over 1600 cc will pay 800 Sk ($22). Stamps are available at border crossings, petrol stations, and post offices. The main goal of the bill is to secure finances for the maintenance of the motorway network in Slovakia, and will bring an additional 280 million Sk annually.

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JLR plant, cheap mortgages alter market

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Slovak drama of the early 20th century goes English

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L-R: Diana Mórová (Eva), Kamila Magálová (Matka), Ján Koleník (Bača Ondrej) in Ivan Stodola's play Shpeherd's Wife in the Slovak National Theatre

North-south gas interconnection moves closer

Slovak gas projects will receive finances from the European Union.

The gas pipeline operator Eustream is the biggest taxpayer in Slovakia.