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ECONOMIC BRIEFS

Hard currency reserves went down in January

Slovakia's total hard currency reserves were $5.3 billion as of February 26 1997, which is $451 million less than at the end of 1996, representatives from the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS) announced. NBS hard currency reserves stood at $3.5 billion, $41 million higher than at the end of last year, NBS officials said. On the other hand, commercial banking sector reserves declined $492 million to $1.829 billion.

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End of investigative show a cause for concern

Media freedom watchdogs believe the scrapping of the only investigative show on public-service television is a threat to its independence.

Jaroslav Rezník

Proxy for Roma criticises minister Kaliňák for ethnical and group discrimination

The government proxy slammed Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák for the draft law on repressing criminality in Roma settlements, for populist discrimination and preferring repression to prevention.

Roma communities, illustrative stock photo

Slovak racer Svitko finished at Dakar Video

After a serious fall in the tenth leg, Slovak motorcyclist Štefan Svitko resigned from the 40th year of the Dakar Rally due to pain in his upper body.

Štefan Svitko

Carmakers in Slovakia produced more than one million cars last year

2018 will be critical for Slovakia’s automotive industry, claim sector’s representatives.

Most cars produced in Slovakia head for export.