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Slovakia less competitive

According to a “competition index” compiled by the World Economic Forum, the Slovak economy ranked 49th our of 80 countries in competitiveness in 2002, down from 40th place last year, and behind both Hungary and the Czech Republic in central Europe.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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State insulation falls behind expectations, ministry widens support

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the insulation programme.

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the state insulation programme. Illustration stock photo

US philosopher with Slovak roots, Michael Novak, dies

The man who advised politicians and even presidents Gerald Ford and James Carter died on February 17, aged 83.

Michael Novak

Fee has a negative impact

Practice shows that municipalities will require investors to pay the fee for development from their own budgets and at the same time to also cover the so-called induced investments.

Some municipalities want to re-think the fee.

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