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Consortium to advise on airport privatization

A CONSORTIUM of Austrian financial entities - Meinl Bank, SH&E and DLA Weiss-Tessbach Rechtsanwälte - will provide advisory services on the privatization of MR Štefánik airport in Bratislava and Košice airport, the TASR news agency reported.

According to Transport Ministry spokesman Tomáš Šarluška, "A specialist selection committee contacted seven candidates; five of them put forward their offers."

The privatization of the state's share in both airports will be completed by the end of 2005, officials say.

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Unemployment rate continues to decline

The still steeper fall in unemployment could be curbed by the type of jobseekers, analysts opine.

Carmakers have already complained about the lack of qualified labour.

Austria launches random checks close to Slovakia’s borders

Refugees are using new smuggling routes, according to the Austrian minister.

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Coalition only agrees on how to talk. But what will they talk about?

Budget talks to decide on concrete policies. Danko wants airplanes, Fico wants better pay for nights and weekends.

Danko, Fico, Bugar.

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.