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2003 public finance deficit at 3.5 percent

ACCORDING to ESA 95 methodology, the public finance deficit of the Slovak Republic in 2003 reached Sk41.5 billion (€1 billion), which is 3.6 percent of GDP.

The private news agency SITA wrote that the consolidated debt reached Sk512.1 billion (€12.7 billion), representing 42.8 percent of GDP.

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Coalition only agrees on how to talk. But what will they talk about?

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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