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NEWS BRIEFS

New passports for young folk

CHILDREN over five years of age will have to have their own passports when travelling abroad. Smaller children can be included in a parent's passport, the SITA news agency wrote.

The changes come with a revision to the law on travel documents that the parliament approved October 27.

Slovakia will start issuing new passports January 1, 2005.

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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