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VSŽ exceeds own expectations

VSŽ, Inc. in Košice made a profit of 970 million Sk for the first eight months of this year, 177 million Sk more than planned. The profit is five times higher than the profit for all of 1993 and 40 percent higher than profit in 1994. The Board of Directors is prepared to pay double the dividends for 1995 compared to dividends for the year before.

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When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Austria launches random checks close to Slovakia’s borders

Refugees are using new smuggling routes, according to the Austrian minister.

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Unemployment rate continues to decline

The still steeper fall in unemployment could be curbed by the type of jobseekers, analysts opine.

Carmakers have already complained about the lack of qualified labour.

Coalition only agrees on how to talk. But what will they talk about?

Budget talks to decide on concrete policies. Danko wants airplanes, Fico wants better pay for nights and weekends.

Danko, Fico, Bugar.