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Slovak, Russian finance chiefs discuss debt deal

Russian Finance Minister Alexander Livshic, after meetings with Slovak Finance Minister Sergej Kozlík on February 25, said that Russia will provide Slovakia with a $50 million ($1:5 billion Sk) loan to complete the Mochovce nuclear power plant by April. Both ministers discussed the repayment of Russian debts to Slovakia worth $1.2 billion (40 billion Sk) as well. The Slovak government aims to collect at least $160 million annually. At the meeting, Kozlík submitted a list of commodities, including armaments, which he said would help the Slovak economy develop and repay the debt.

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Another For a Decent Slovakia protest was also joined by farmers

People took to the streets for the eighth time.

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This year Bratislava will recall the coronation of Leopold II, the younger son of Maria Theresa.

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Ex-director of private broadcaster TV Markíza, Pavol Rusko, was detained shortly after being heard.

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