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None the wiser for notebooks

ONLY a third of members of parliament (MPs) know how to use computers, the daily Národná Obroda has claimed.

According to the newspaper, while all MPs are provided with expensive notebook computers, some are not only ignorant of how to use them but have given them as gifts to friends and family.

Before the end of this year MPs will receive new and better notebooks provided for their work at parliament, costing as much as Sk170,000 ($3,470) each.

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End of investigative show a cause for concern

Media freedom watchdogs believe the scrapping of the only investigative show on public-service television is a threat to its independence.

Jaroslav Rezník

Proxy for Roma criticises minister Kaliňák for ethnical and group discrimination

The government proxy slammed Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák for the draft law on repressing criminality in Roma settlements, for populist discrimination and preferring repression to prevention.

Roma communities, illustrative stock photo

Slovak racer Svitko finished at Dakar Video

After a serious fall in the tenth leg, Slovak motorcyclist Štefan Svitko resigned from the 40th year of the Dakar Rally due to pain in his upper body.

Štefan Svitko

Carmakers in Slovakia produced more than one million cars last year

2018 will be critical for Slovakia’s automotive industry, claim sector’s representatives.

Most cars produced in Slovakia head for export.