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Slovakofarma sales up 21.8 per cent

SALES of drugs maker Slovakofarma increased 21.8 per cent from 2000 to Sk7.74 billion last year, while net profits fell from Sk350 million to Sk221 million in the same period. The firm blamed the profit fall on increased spending on marketing and product development.

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When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Austria launches random checks close to Slovakia’s borders

Refugees are using new smuggling routes, according to the Austrian minister.

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Unemployment rate continues to decline

The still steeper fall in unemployment could be curbed by the type of jobseekers, analysts opine.

Carmakers have already complained about the lack of qualified labour.

Coalition only agrees on how to talk. But what will they talk about?

Budget talks to decide on concrete policies. Danko wants airplanes, Fico wants better pay for nights and weekends.

Danko, Fico, Bugar.