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ECONOMIC BRIEFS

Forex reserves up by $853 million

Slovakia's hard currency reserves reached $6.539 billion on July 31, a $853 million increase compared to the end of 1996. NBS reserves were $2.937 billion, a $536 million drop compared to the beginning of 1997. The commercial banks' reserves were $3.602 billion, $1.390 billion up from the beginning of 1997. In July only, the reserves of commercial banks increased by $1.444 billion.

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People of Pezinok fighting against landfill again

Dispute over controversial Pezinok waste dump, which started 18 years ago, continues.

The controversial landfill site in Pezinok

Crisis ends in Danko’s defeat

Education minister steps down following Fico’s call, Danko not ruling out he might leave politics.

Former education minister Peter Plavčan and PM Robert Fico on July 24.

First Slovak woman crossed the English Channel

Before her, only six Slovak men had managed to complete the difficult swim.