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Foundations worry about their existence

A REVISION to the law on income taxes prepared by the Finance Ministry is causing a headache for non-governmental organisations. The NGOs say that the draft removes the motivation for sponsorship. The foundations also dislike the idea of taxing income from their activities, SME reported.

In the past the international community has helped to fill the purses of NGOs; however, this possibility will also shortly end. The US embassy has confirmed that Washington has decided to close the Slovak branch of USAID, which has injected $190 million (€168 million) into the non-governmental sector.

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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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Kia negotiations stuck

Trade unions have asked for a higher increase in salaries and are ready to strike.

Most cars produced in Slovakia head for export.

Roma civil patrols will continue

The Interior Ministry allocated €10 million for the project.

Roma patrols in Veľká Lomnica.

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.