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Electronic signatures law passed

PARLIAMENT has passed a Law on Electronic Signatures that will help make business and clerical transactions over the Internet part of daily Slovak life.

But analysts say the law may not change the way society works for several years. Although it in theory gives electronic documents the same legal weight as paper documents, allowing business and clerical transactions to be done over the Internet, neither the state administration nor the private sector has the infrastructure needed to make use of it.

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Slow down, fashion

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An overview of hoaxes that have appeared in the past few weeks

Household consumption improved.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

Poll: Smer followed by SaS, KDH also in parliament

Had the general election taken place in mid-February, the opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would place second, and the now extra-parliamentary KDH would get nine seats.

Alojz Hlina took over at the helm of KDH