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Amnesty for delinquent bosses

THE NATIONAL labour office is preparing a general pardon for firms that omitted to pay social security dues for their employees in the past, excusing the delinquent parties from penalties and fines if they pay up by March 2003.

The insurer Socialná Poisťovňa, which handles pension payments, is considering taking the same step. With almost Sk60 billion (1.5 billion euro) in unpaid dues as of November 2002, the insurer has already held one amnesty, netting Sk1 billion (24 million euro) in payments after forgiving Sk2.9 billion (70 million euro) in penalties.

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How the national emblem appeared – including so far secret communism designs

Even Slovaks often do not know why the national emblem depicts a white double-cross, and not the Kriváň peak, or the design by artist Vincent Hložník. They also do not know why it makes a difference whether it is…

Offical Slovak national emblem and colours

Bratislava Zoo will have new wolf breeding station

One of most significant investments of the Bratislava Zoo in the year 2017 will be the building of a new wolf breeding station.

Foreigners: Events around Slovakia Photo

Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between February 17 and February 26, including a race on old wooden sleighs, an operetta premiere, a lot of jazz, classical and rock music, and more.

Rce in krňačky sleighing, Turecká 2017

Some food really is better in Austria, study finds

EC says its role is to monitor safety, not quality – but Slovaks want the same as Austrians, says minister.

Illustrative stock photo