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C/A deficit on par with 2001

THE CURRENT account deficit rose a massive Sk15.3 billion in May to hit Sk36.3 billion for the first five months of 2002, putting Slovakia on track to beat the record Sk84.8 billion deficit set last year.

The deficit, which was over 8 per cent of GDP last year, has been cited by international economic observers as a major problem facing the government emerging from September elections.

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News digest: Some schools open, so do some ski resorts

Top prosecutor to be appointed soon. Zsuzsová goes to prison in a murder case. Pezinok judges are busy deciding about custodies for high-profile suspects.

Some schools will open on December 7

Matovič pushed through testing at schools, government is launching a pilot project this weekend.

PM Igor Matovič (front) and Education Minister Branislav Gröhling  (back)

Freed in the Kuciak murder case, guilty of another murder

The Specialised Criminal Court sends Alena Zsuzsová to prison for ordering the murder of former Hurbanovo mayor. She appealed against the verdict, insists she is innocent.

Alena Zsuzsová is escorted to the courtroom.

Health Ministry gearing up for COVID vaccines

Mass campaign planned to get people to take jab.

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