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BUSINESS BRIEFS

Fitch not ready to raise rating

THE FITCH ratings agency says it will raise Slovakia to investment grade when the country lowers its fiscal deficit, something the new Dzurinda cabinet has promised to do during its four-year term.

The agency dropped Slovakia from investment grade in 1998 after state spending under the 1994-1998 Vladimír Mečiar government threatened the economy.

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North-south gas interconnection moves closer

Slovak gas projects will receive finances from the European Union.

The gas pipeline operator Eustream is the biggest taxpayer in Slovakia.

Stopping extremism before it starts

Schools in Slovakia must do a better job of developing their students’ critical thinking skills from an early age, US envoy says.

Danko’s popularity keeps falling

The SNS chair suffers mostly because of the controversial military promotion and his following actions.

Lack of qualified labour needs to be addressed

After visiting carmaker PSA in Trnava, PM Fico says that people do not want to work even for more than €1,300.

PSA Groupe Slovakai in Trnava