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PM welcomes Pope Benedict XVI

PRIME MINISTER Mikuláš Dzurinda welcomed the election of German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as the new Pope on April 18.

"Prime Minister Dzurinda is convinced that the new Holy Father will, through his faith, mission and message, give the same inspiration and spiritual ministry as the Holy Father John Paul II," Dzurinda's spokesman Martin Maruška told the TASR news agency April 18.

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Carmakers in Slovakia produced more than one million cars last year

2018 will be critical for Slovakia’s automotive industry, claim sector’s representatives.

Most cars produced in Slovakia head for export.

The Bratislava airport has competition in Vienna

The airport in Vienna, only about 60 kilometres from the Slovak capital, gains 17 new low-cost airliner flights.

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Surcharges for night, weekend and holiday work will go up in two phases

Social partners agree upon a compromise solution.

Royal chocolate made by Slovak Photo

Some of the chocolate art pieces are decorated with gold or silver.