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Flat tax rate passed once again

PARLIAMENT overruled the veto of President Rudolf Schuster on the flat tax rate, one of the key measures of the tax reform of PM Mikuláš Dzurinda's cabinet.

The law, supported by 78 deputies of the 150-member chamber, will take effect as of January next year even without the approval of the president.

The incomes of individuals and corporate entities will be taxed at 19 percent.

Finance Minister Ivan Mikloš believes that the law will create a better business environment.

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Third anti-corruption march drew thousands Photo

The only demand that has been met to date is the abrogation of Vladimír Mečiar’s amnesties by parliament.

The anti-corruption march

Ballet legend Sergei Polunin will be guest of SND

The world-renowned personality of contemporary ballet will present two choreographies at the Slovak National Theatre in September.

Sergei Polunin

Voters don’t understand self-governing regions

Rules for regional elections change, which may bring some surprising victories.

One of the biggest fights is expected in Banská Bystrica Region.

Blog: In Slovakia, tradition is key

The year round, the calendar is filled to the brim with traditional habits, happenings that seem to go back centuries.

Traditional "vinobranie" event in Pezinok.