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Railways firm denies minister's claim of debt trouble

The state railways firm denied a claim by Transport Minister Pavol Prokopovič that it is facing cross-default on its over Sk50 billion ($1.25 billion) in debts, and said it was going ahead with a threatened strike to protest planned route and job cuts.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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