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HZDS caucus split a reality soon

A GROUP within the opposition HZDS party of former PM Vladimír Mečiar says it will leave the HZDS caucus to form an independent MP group February 25.

The splinter group is led by Vojtech Tkáč, who has criticised the HZDS for what he sees as a lack of democracy.

In response, the HZDS leadership said it would demand the return of mandates from MPs who plan to leave.

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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

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.

Kysuce inhabitants block busy road in protest

The blockade caused traffic collapse.

Discovery made hard mining work more efficient

Gunpowder was used to blow up the rock for the first time in the Upper Bieber adit for the first time 390 years ago.