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Harabin holds out for Council money

SUPREME COURT Chief Justice Štefan Harabin has said he will not call another sitting of the Judicial Council independent judicial branch authority until the cabinet releases at least Sk5 million ($110,000) for the body's functioning.

Harabin has been in conflict with Justice Minister Ján Čarnogurský for years regarding his controversial verdicts and defence of discredited Supreme Court justices.

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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.

President Andrej Kiska

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.