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Tougher penalties for drunk drivers

JUSTICE Minister Daniel Lipšic is preparing tougher penalties for drunk drivers who kill people.

The Slovak daily SME wrote that the prepared change to the country's Penal Code would introduce a minimum sentence of three years and a maximum of 10 in such cases. The current jail terms stretch from six months to five years.

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The Bratislava airport has competition in Vienna

The airport in Vienna, only about 60 kilometres from the Slovak capital, gains 17 new low-cost airliner flights.

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Surcharges for night, weekend and holiday work will go up in two phases

Social partners agree upon a compromise solution.

Royal chocolate made by Slovak Photo

Some of the chocolate art pieces are decorated with gold or silver.

Giving a voice to those unheard

The Sme daily celebrates 25 years since its founding. It is of immense importance that it remains independent and free, writes its editor-in-chief.