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KDH boss calls on Rača mayor to resign

THE SPEAKER of parliament and head of the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH), Pavol Hrušovský called on Rača mayor Pavol Bielik, who is charged with bribery, to resign.

Hrušovský also wants to see Bielik give up all his party positions, the daily SME wrote.

Bielik is facing prosecution in connection with a Sk5 million (€125,000) bribery scandal.

He allegedly demanded the Sk5 million in return for helping a firm get a construction permit.

However, Bielik says he sees no reason to resign and denies being involved in any criminal activity.

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Lack of experts challenges ICT sector

To maintain the competitiveness, the Slovak government must support digitising the economy and take a positive stance towards the ICT sector, according to experts.

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Germans will distribute cars from Nitra’s JRL plant

The state-run freight carrier Cargo did not succeed in its bid, but is still discussing the distribution of suborders with the German firm.

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Ministry: Law against puppy farms affects honest breeders

The recently passed law, clamping down on puppy farms will have serious consequences for honest dog breeders and state employees.

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Mihál leaving SaS

Behind his decision is disagreement with the stances of party chair Richard Sulík.

Jozef Mihál (l) and Richard Sulík (r)