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Proposed VAT rate criticised

FINANCE Minister Ivan Mikloš has been criticised for his plans to set a flat VAT rate of 20 percent by both economy minister Robert Nemcsics and Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Peter Mihók.

Both say they would prefer a lower level of 15 percent. According to Mihók, 20 percent would be "above the pain barrier" for most customers.

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Bratislava has already forgotten the Pressburg ghost

The burnt prints of the penitential reeve’s right hand made Bratislava famous over almost all Europe. Now the story has been almost completely forgotten.

The wooden box with burnt prints.

Luxembourg responded to Fico's and Orbán's lawsuit

Solving difficult problems in cooperation with your neighbors is what leaders are supposed to do. The leaders of Slovakia and Hungary were not even willing to try.

Viktor Orbán and Robert Fico enjoy good relations.

Everton beats Ružomberok Video

But the victory was narrow.

Peter Maslo (front) and Davy Klaassen (back)

Product quality laid on the EU table

Concerns over the different quality of same brand products are confirmed, but will anything change soon?

Will shopping in supermarkets soon become a thing of the past?