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2003 budget deficit to be kept

FINANCE Minister Ivan Mikloš proposed abolishing customary Christmas bonuses for civil servants to make up an expected Sk3.4 billion ($70 million) 2003 state budget shortfall caused by the recent rejection of a public service wage law.

In an interview with the Sme daily paper, Mikloš also promised to introduce in January 2003 a complete overhaul of the tax system to make it simpler and easier to control.

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Námestie Slobody gets facelift Photo

The architectural tender will gather ideas for the redesign of the biggest square in Bratislava

Námestie Slobody will be redesigned into a kind of living room in the city.

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A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

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Fundamental values explored at Divadelná Nitra 2017

This time round, the Slovak, European and US ensembles at the theatre festival focus on #fundamentals, i.e. basic values and the essence of all things.

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Foreign rocket engines for North Korea: Why?

For Russia, the path to a weakened China could be through a major nuclear accident in North Korea.