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Iraqi crisis could push up inflation

ANALYSTS have warned that the war in Iraq could push up inflation in Slovakia.

The cost of petrol makes up 12 per cent of total transport costs, and a long war could push inflation up by 0.8 percentage points, according to Unibanka analyst Viliam Pätoprstý.

However, he added that a short war could push the inflation rate up by just 0.2 percentage points.

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Police will check overpriced EU presidency

The presidency will also be scrutinised by state auditors.

The ceremonial launch of the Slovak presidency's logo.

Inspectors to focus on firms with foreign staff

Scrutiny follows media report by Serbian journalist concerning conditions in a Galanta-based plant.

Labour Minister Ján Richter

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.

SaS denies Russian media reports on its support of Slexit

The opposition party has objected to news in some Russian media stating that it supports the departure of Slovakia from the EU, i.e. Slexit.

Richard Sulík