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Government records 24.269 bn Sk budget deficit at end of August

The 1997 government budget deficit was 24.269 billion Sk at the end of August, with 6.3 billion Sk growth in the deficit occurring in August alone, [NEED ATTRIBUTION]. Budget revenues were 109.749 billion Sk, while budget expenditures were 134.015 billion Sk during the first eight months of this year.

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Socialism elections were parody of free vote

After the revolution in 1989 the number of people participating in elections fell from 99 percent to around 60 percent.

Elections during socialism regime.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 17 and November 26, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

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Top 3 stories from Last Week in Slovakia Video

Chinese could produce e-cars in Slovakia - PM Robert Fico does not see election defeat - Poliačik leaves the strongest opposition party

PM Robert Fico

Ecocide! How Slovakia destroys its national parks

Officially, the number of forests in Slovakia keeps growing but satellite shots of the national parks evoke horrors.

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