ECONOMIC BRIEFS

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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Grandson turns his blue-haired grandma into an Instagram sensation

President Zuzana Čaputová is one of her nearly 13,000 followers.

Photographer Marek Pupák takes pictures of his grandmother. He also created the blue.grandma profile on Instagram, where he posts the photos of her.

Roundup: Shoe boxes turn into Christmas gift boxes to cheer up lonely older people

People can fill and hand in their own box until December 6.

The White Night Festival takes place in Bratislava during Christmas.

Some schools will open on December 7

Matovič pushed through testing at schools, government is launching a pilot project this weekend.

PM Igor Matovič (front) and Education Minister Branislav Gröhling  (back)

Freed in the Kuciak murder case, guilty of another murder

The Specialised Criminal Court sends Alena Zsuzsová to prison for ordering the murder of former Hurbanovo mayor. She appealed against the verdict, insists she is innocent.

Alena Zsuzsová is escorted to the courtroom.