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Government debt up 33 per cent

GOVERNMENT debt rose by one third in 2001 from the year before to Sk296.7 billion ($6.2 billion), almost 31 per cent of GDP. Most of the debt (Sk271 billion) was owed to domestic banks. Debt with less than one-year maturity rose 2 per cent to Sk70.6 billion, while government-guaranteed debt rose 4 per cent to Sk154.6 billion.

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Police will check overpriced EU presidency

The presidency will also be scrutinised by state auditors.

The ceremonial launch of the Slovak presidency's logo.

Inspectors to focus on firms with foreign staff

Scrutiny follows media report by Serbian journalist concerning conditions in a Galanta-based plant.

Labour Minister Ján Richter

Bratislava councillors want gambling regulation, not ban

Seventeen councillors do not agree with total prohibition of gambling in the capital, they want to continue in its strict regulation.

SaS denies Russian media reports on its support of Slexit

The opposition party has objected to news in some Russian media stating that it supports the departure of Slovakia from the EU, i.e. Slexit.

Richard Sulík