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2003 budget draft booed by EU

THE FINANCE Ministry has introduced a state budget draft for 2003 that forecasts a deficit of Sk38 billion, or 3.5 per cent of GDP. Finance Minister František Hajnovič has said the EU is urging the government to reduce the shortfall to below 3 per cent of GDP, especially as the deficit forecast does not include bank restructuring costs or state loan guarantees.

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Šumiac breaks sweat record: first sauna to be revived

The sauna built in Šumiac by miller Michal Demo after returning from Russian captivity was the first one not just in Slovakia but in the entire former Czechoslovakia. Now it can be saved and re-used.

The construction of first Slovak sauna in Šumiac

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between August 18 and August 27, as well as regular services in different languages, training for foreigners in English and highlights of the year.

Pivobrana - Beer Festival

Have you ever climbed a via ferrata? Photo

In central Slovakia, there is one also suitable for beginners. Here are some of the views it offers.

Agrokomplex opens its gates Photo

This year’s exhibition has more discussions with experts and a family programme.