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2008 realistic date for EMU entry

THE FINANCE Ministry and the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS) cite 2008 as a realistic date for Slovakia's entry to the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU).

Tatrabank analyst Róbert Praga said that if the government reduced the public deficit, fulfilling the Maastricht criteria necessary for entry to the EMU would not be a problem.

Vice governor of the NBS Elena Kohútiková stressed it was important for Slovakia to join the euro at the same time as Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary.

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It takes nuts to help Kenyans

Slovakia has provided more than €10 million to the Kenyan people since 2005.

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Lack of experts challenges ICT sector

To maintain the competitiveness, the Slovak government must support digitising the economy and take a positive stance towards the ICT sector, according to experts.

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Our exit from the EU will not weaken our links

The UK has no intention of undermining the stability of the EU, nor do we want to become more distant to our European neighbours, including those here in Slovakia, the ambassador writes.

Flags displayed on a tourist stall, backdropped by the Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower containing the bell know as Big Ben, in London.

Roma civil patrols will continue

The Interior Ministry allocated €10 million for the project.

Roma patrols in Veľká Lomnica.