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Deficit projected to hit target

THE PUBLIC deficit should fall below the government's target of 3.9 percent of GDP by the end of the year (excluding the debt caused by the pension reform).

Finance Minister Ivan Mikloš said November 12 that the deficit would reach Sk50.2 billion (€1.255 billion), or 3.8 percent of GDP, according to the news wire TASR.

According to the minister, the relatively high economic growth, rising wages and consumption, along with low interest rates represent good macroeconomic fundamentals for the development of public finances.

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How to sell Slovak books to English readers

Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.

Slovakia vies for medicines agency

What chances does the country have at winning the seat of the prestigious European Medicines Agency that needs to relocate from London?

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Vote-buying scandal lands village mayor in court

Some Roma claiming the mayor of Gemerská Poloma, Miroslav Michalka was buying votes, have changed their testimonies.

Stanislav Kučerák (blue shirt) is a key witness in the vote-buying case.

British embassy opens condolence book

The book will be opened for two days.

Floral tributes are laid out in Manchester, England, on May 23, 2017, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on May 22 night.