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Tourism income up, tourists down

IN THE first 11 months of 2002, 24.8 million tourists crossed Slovak borders, a decline of 4.5 per cent from the year before, while foreign currency income from tourism jumped 23.2 per cent to Sk29.1 billion ($750 million).

Fewer tourists crossed the Polish, Czech, and Hungarian borders into Slovakia, but traffic was up over the Austrian and Ukraine borders and at Bratislava airport.

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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.

Cloud computing becomes a standard

External servers are now much more secure than local business ones, according to experts.

Slovak firms have their eyes on the cloud.

Slovaks drink less and less

Behind the decline in alcohol consumption is, for example, the abandoning of the habit of drinking at work – typical especially during communism, according to an expert.

Kiska: Even Europe has its aggressive neighbour

President Andrej Kiska addressed UN commenting poverty, instability and climate change.

President Andrej Kiska