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SPP money to go to domestic debt

THE FINANCE Ministry has decided to use Sk50 billion ($1.07 billion) from the sale of a stake in the SPP gas utility to pay down domestic rather than foreign debt despite objections from the central bank, and despite the fact that Sk36.3 million in foreign debt (eurobonds) matures in May 2003.

Over Sk36 billion of the money will go to cover last year's fiscal deficit, while Sk15.6 billion will be used to pay off state paper that matures this year.

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Kiska stays away from parliamentary politics

President Kiska has dispersed all questions surrounding his future in politics before Easter, when he announced he was not planning to run for parliament.

Andrej Kiska does not want to walk down the path of party politics.

Danko’s office opens MPs’ letters

OĽaNO wants Danko to step down as parliament’s speaker after what they call an unprecedented measure.

Igor Matovič (l) and Ján Budaj (r)

Train travel to Košice via south to return

The Transport Ministry will restore the operation of fast trains on the southern route as of June.

Government ignores anticorruption demands Photo

Protesters gave the government two weeks to fulfil their demands.