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EC to open 279 jobs for Slovaks

AS PART of the EU's plan to expand the European Commission (EC) ahead of the expected 2004 admission of 10 new members, 279 jobs will be open to Slovaks, of which 18 will be high up in the body's hierarchy, the EC announced.

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