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Harabin rewards self, supporters

FORMER Supreme Court chief justice Štefan Harabin awarded himself more than Sk1 million (23,753 euro) in bonuses in 2001 and 2002, while three other members of the Judicial Council (SR) who nominated him for reelection last December received a total of Sk1.23 million (29,200 euro), according to leaked documents.

Other members of the SR who did not vote for Harabin received Sk211,000 (5,000 euro) between them.

Harabin's reelection by the SR was declared invalid last month by the Constitutional Court, which ruled that Harabin had an unfair advantage over his rival because he had a vote on the selection committee.

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Bratislava councillors want gambling regulation, not ban

Seventeen councillors do not agree with total prohibition of gambling in the capital, they want to continue in its strict regulation.

Unemployment rate keeps decreasing

Positive development of Slovakia’s economy seen behind the decrease.

European Investment Bank supported Slovakia with €918 million in 2016

2016 was a successful year for the EIB Group in Slovakia, said EIB Vice-President Vazil Hudák.

Vazil Hudák

Slovak film won Crystal Bear at Berlinale

The film Little Harbour that won the Generation Kplus section – beating movies from many other countries - is the work of (mostly) Slovak women.

Director of Little Harbour, Iveta Grófová, with the Cristal Bear