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Better collateral rules to help SME loans

PARLIAMENT on June 19 approved a cluster of laws related to European Union accession, including a law on public waterworks and sewage treatment and an amendment to the Civil Code improving rules on collateral to allow movable assets to be used against loans.

The latter change is expected to increase lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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The unemployment rate continued its downward trend in December

The problem of unemployment in Slovakia is not the lack of jobs but the unsuitable structure for job seekers.

A Slovak prisoner tattooed in Auschwitz, remained silent until he grew very old

Lale Sokolov fell in love in the concentration camp; only those close to him knew his story.

A tattoo, illustrative stock photo

Kiska: Only president can bestow awards

President Andrej Kiska turned to Constitutional Court over the law on state awards recently passed by the government.

President Andrej Kiska granting awards, January 1, 2018