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ECONOMIC BRIEFS

State budget showed 238m Sk surplus in February

The state budget posted a 238 million crown surplus at the end of February, a considerable improvement over the deficit of 361 million in the same month of 1997, the official news agency TASR announced on March 2. However, the surplus is much slimmer than January's 3.474 billion crowns.

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Letters can be checked at work – but is it legal?

The recent scandal surrounding the parliamentary office opening and checking the post of MPs has opened the issue of postal privacy – which also concerns emails or text messages – guaranteed by the law.

Andrej Danko, speaker of parliament

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.

Blog: A line does not always form

A foreigners' real experience at the foreigners’ police department in Bratislava.

The foreigners’ police department in Petržalka

Coalition SNS seeks mandatory 13th salary

The business sector claims that such a step would lead to speculation and slow the growth of wages.