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PM: Get ready for euro in January 2009

PRIME Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda thinks that Slovakia will be able to launch the euro as of January 1, 2009, the TASR news agency wrote.

The aim is realistic, Slovak Business Alliance President Ivan Štefanec said.

In EU countries, the euro has brought more stability to the business sphere on both the micro and macro levels, Štefanec said.

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Giving a voice to those unheard

The Sme daily celebrates 25 years since its founding. It is of immense importance that it remains independent and free, writes its editor-in-chief.

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.

Veľký Rozsutec is open, just don't forget your climbing irons Photo

One of the most photogenic mountains in the Malá Fatra range is open in the winter, too.

Veľký Rozsutec, a photo from the mountain top.