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Tax breaks approved

THE SLOVAK cabinet has approved Sk1 billion (€25 million) in tax breaks to 12 companies, the state-run TASR news agency wrote.

The firms will also be able to apply for further state contributions to create jobs and educate their employees.

The firms granted tax breaks are Bloomsbury Pacific Slovakia, Matador Púchov, Gabor, Leoni Autokabel Slovakia, Hella Slovakia Signal - Lighting, Kappa Štúrovo, Johns Manville Slovakia, Vetropack, Fermas, SCA Hygiene Products, and Dell.

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