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Slovak Telecom staff down and profits up

Fixed-line monopoly Slovak Telecom in 2001 made a pre-tax profit of Sk4.5 billion, a Sk3.7 billion rise on the year before. The firm laid off 1,450 of 12,068 employees, with compensation packages ranging from 7 to 17 months' wages.

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News digest: Slovakia to spend three Advent weekends with testing. President wants it to be voluntary

Seven candidates for the general prosecutor post approved. Acting general prosecutor steps down.

Installation of Christmas tree in Trnava

Who was behind the sale of one of the biggest banks in Slovakia

The largest law firms were involved in several innovative projects, too.

UK nationals in Slovakia advised to take action as end of transition period nears

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Three rounds of testing should take place before Christmas

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