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CEFTA members reduce and abolish duties

Minister from the four countries in the Central European Free Trade Agreement - the Slovak and Czech Republics, Poland and Hungary - agreed November 13 to reduce or abolish customs duties on a variety of agricultural products, Hospodarské noviny reported. Starting January 1, duties on items such as some live animals, tropical and dried fruit, coffee and tea. Duties on another 101 commodoties - examples being poultry, hops, sugar beets, margarine and vegetable oil - are to be reduced. Those on a group of so-called "sensitive items, which account for 55 percent of agricultural trade within the association, will be gradually reduced through bilateral agreements.

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Letters can be checked at work – but is it legal?

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Andrej Danko, speaker of parliament

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A company following the Jaguar Land Rover carmaker to Nitra plans to create 500 new jobs and invest €17 million.

Tha Jaguar Land Rover draws also other investors to Nitra.

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Coalition SNS seeks mandatory 13th salary

The business sector claims that such a step would lead to speculation and slow the growth of wages.