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Housing construction on the rise

THE FIRST quarter of 2004 saw 2,969 apartments built, an annual increase of 730 apartments, the Slovak economic daily Hospodárske noviny wrote.

The construction of another 3,929 apartments began during that period, and the number of construction permits issued by authorities almost doubled.

According to Silvia Vargová, the spokeswoman of the Slovak Construction Ministry, the largest number of flats was completed in the Bratislava region, followed by the Trenčín region.

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Kiska stays away from parliamentary politics

President Kiska has dispersed all questions surrounding his future in politics before Easter, when he announced he was not planning to run for parliament.

Andrej Kiska does not want to walk down the path of party politics.

Danko’s office opens MPs’ letters

OĽaNO wants Danko to step down as parliament’s speaker after what they call an unprecedented measure.

Igor Matovič (l) and Ján Budaj (r)

Train travel to Košice via south to return

The Transport Ministry will restore the operation of fast trains on the southern route as of June.

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Protesters gave the government two weeks to fulfil their demands.