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OECD reminds Slovakia of long road

THE ORGANISATION for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has published a report criticising excess Slovak government spending and stalled reforms in the health care, pension and social security systems.

OECD expert Val Koromzay also noted Slovakia's high trade and fiscal deficits, but said the organisation was not expecting the current government, with three months to go before national elections, to take radical action to address the problems.

"I would like to bring our warnings to the attention of all political parties so they know what they have to concentrate on after elections," Koromzay said.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.