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Trade deficit worse than last year

THE TRADE deficit for the first two months of 2002 was Sk12.1 billion, Sk1.9 billion higher than in January and February last year. While imports in the period were down 2.3 per cent year-on-year, exports fell 4.5 per cent. The trade deficit in 2001, at a record Sk103 billion, has drawn concern from international groups such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

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Kiska stays away from parliamentary politics

President Kiska has dispersed all questions surrounding his future in politics before Easter, when he announced he was not planning to run for parliament.

Andrej Kiska does not want to walk down the path of party politics.

Danko’s office opens MPs’ letters

OĽaNO wants Danko to step down as parliament’s speaker after what they call an unprecedented measure.

Igor Matovič (l) and Ján Budaj (r)

Train travel to Košice via south to return

The Transport Ministry will restore the operation of fast trains on the southern route as of June.

Government ignores anticorruption demands Photo

Protesters gave the government two weeks to fulfil their demands.