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Karabín appointed to lead Supreme Court

MILAN Karabín was appointed to lead the Supreme Court in an official ceremony on October 7, news wire SITA reported.

Having been elected by the Judicial Council on September 30, Karabín will lead the court for the next five years.

Karabín already led the court for a short period, under the previous cabinet of Vladimír Mečiar, but resigned in 1997 over unspecified health reasons.

Karabín wants to continue working as the chairman of the court's criminal senate.

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State insulation falls behind expectations, ministry widens support

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the insulation programme.

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the state insulation programme. Illustration stock photo

Fee has a negative impact

Practice shows that municipalities will require investors to pay the fee for development from their own budgets and at the same time to also cover the so-called induced investments.

Some municipalities want to re-think the fee.

Kysuce inhabitants block busy road in protest

The blockade caused traffic collapse.

Discovery made hard mining work more efficient

Gunpowder was used to blow up the rock for the first time in the Upper Bieber adit for the first time 390 years ago.