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Hewlett-Packard tender uncertain

HEWLETT-PACKARD, the winner of a classified IT-system tender at the Defence Ministry, may not get the job after all, as questions remain over the firm's Slovak head Peter Weber's past cooperation with the communist secret service.

The national vetting authority the NBÚ has not yet issued a statement about whether or not Weber is trusted to access classified information.

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End of investigative show a cause for concern

Media freedom watchdogs believe the scrapping of the only investigative show on public-service television is a threat to its independence.

Jaroslav Rezník

Slovakia is 26th on the Employment Flexibility Index

Higher work surcharges will push Slovakia down.

Proxy for Roma criticises minister Kaliňák for ethnical and group discrimination

The government proxy slammed Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák for the draft law on repressing criminality in Roma settlements, for populist discrimination and preferring repression to prevention.

Roma communities, illustrative stock photo

Slovak racer Svitko finished at Dakar Video

After a serious fall in the tenth leg, Slovak motorcyclist Štefan Svitko resigned from the 40th year of the Dakar Rally due to pain in his upper body.

Štefan Svitko