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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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Letters can be checked at work – but is it legal?

The recent scandal surrounding the parliamentary office opening and checking the post of MPs has opened the issue of postal privacy – which also concerns emails or text messages – guaranteed by the law.

Andrej Danko, speaker of parliament

New investor to create 500 jobs in Nitra

A company following the Jaguar Land Rover carmaker to Nitra plans to create 500 new jobs and invest €17 million.

Tha Jaguar Land Rover draws also other investors to Nitra.

Blog: A line does not always form

A foreigners' real experience at the foreigners’ police department in Bratislava.

The foreigners’ police department in Petržalka

Coalition SNS seeks mandatory 13th salary

The business sector claims that such a step would lead to speculation and slow the growth of wages.