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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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Slovakia threatened with returning funds for dual education

The system is still not running as it should, and if the country fails to meet goals, it may be asked to pay back the money allocated from EU coffers.

Trams will test renewed tram track in downtown Bratislava on Friday

Originally, the tram track should have been put back in operation on November 15

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EMA will not relocate to Slovakia - Job ads will have to state actual payrates - Trnava factory to produce electric cars

PSA plant in Tranva.

Job ads should inform about basic salary

One of the proposal’s authors from the Smer coalition voted in May against a similar proposal authored by opposition deputies

The shortage of workforce is a growing problem for entrepreneurs.