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BUSINESS BRIEFS

More layoffs in east Slovakia

ENGINEERING firm Tatravagónka Poprad has announced for May another 190 layoffs from its workforce of 2,350 people after 150 job cuts last December. The firm blames a recession in the sector and strong competition for the reductions. Tatravagónka Poprad is the main employer in the Poprad region of eastern Slovakia.

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The Bratislava airport has competition in Vienna

The airport in Vienna, only about 60 kilometres from the Slovak capital, gains 17 new low-cost airliner flights.

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Surcharges for night, weekend and holiday work will go up in two phases

Social partners agree upon a compromise solution.

Royal chocolate made by Slovak Photo

Some of the chocolate art pieces are decorated with gold or silver.

Giving a voice to those unheard

The Sme daily celebrates 25 years since its founding. It is of immense importance that it remains independent and free, writes its editor-in-chief.