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Smer member busted for birds

POLICE are investigating a senior member of Robert Fico's non-parliamentary Smer party, Dušan Muňko, on allegations he is keeping 24 species of exotic birds at his home without the proper licenses.

The charges against Muňko were laid by the Slovak Environment Inspectorate. Although elections are less than a month away, police say the charges have no political undertones.

Muňko faces a fine or one to five years in prison if eventually convicted.

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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.

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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.