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Bad weather takes ten lives

ICY roads and heavy snow in Western and Central Slovakia over the weekend of February 11 to 13 cost 10 people their lives.

The Pravda daily reported that seven people died on the roads, an avalanche buried two people, and a man went missing and is presumed dead in the Velká Fatra Mountains on Saturday.

Dozens of people were injured in car accidents. Pedestrians suffered broken arms and legs on icy pavements and streets.

On February 11 two people died in a car crash near Nové Zámky in Western Slovakia. On Saturday February 12, police registered a total of 226 car accidents in which 19 people were injured.

The most tragic accident took place in Ružomberok district near the village of Liptovská osada. Five people died and seven were injured after a car carrying Hungarian number plates collided with a local bus.

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Historically first ex-ministers were sentenced for the bulletin-board tender

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Refurbishment of Trnavské Mýto has started

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The chairman of the committee tasked to improve tax returns has problems himself

The newly set-up committee meant to prepare a law on the more detailed property disclosures of politicians is headed by ex-minister Martin Glváč from Smer, who is refusing to publish details of his assets.

L-R: Martin Glváč and Andrej Danko