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More money for Slovak farmers

THE SLOVAK parliament has asked the cabinet to guarantee direct payments to Slovak farmers at 60 percent of the European Union member states' average in next year's state budget. Until now the cabinet has agreed direct payments at only 54 percent of the EU level.

The parliament's request was made as part of a resolution in which it took note of a report on Slovak agriculture and the food industry in 2003, the SITA news agency wrote.

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Blog: Why did I come here?

A group of teachers and students from the Bratislava-based school gathered to support their friend, colleague, and fellow foreigner, as she had already tried four times just to get in the door of the foreign police.

Queue in front of the foreigners' police department in Bratislava.

Teachers and scientist support anti-corruption march

They praise the activities of students who may change the current state of corruption.

Organisers of the first student protest, Karolína Farská and Dávid Straka.