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Hungary and Slovakia end checks

SLOVAK and Hungarian customs authorities signed an agreement to cooperate in eliminating border checks after May 2004, when both states enter the EU.

According to the state-run TASR news agency, all aspects of customs, including road signs, will be gradually eliminated. Slovakia and Hungary share a 680-kilometre long border.

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Cloud computing becomes a standard

External servers are now much more secure than local business ones, according to experts.

Slovak firms have their eyes on the cloud.

Slovaks drink less and less

Behind the decline in alcohol consumption is, for example, the abandoning of the habit of drinking at work – typical especially during communism, according to an expert.

Kiska: Even Europe has its aggressive neighbour

President Andrej Kiska addressed UN commenting poverty, instability and climate change.

President Andrej Kiska

Arca Capital enters the banking sector

Czech and Slovak financial group acquires a majority share in Austrian private bank Wiener Privatbank.

Bank, illustrative stock photo