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Fico remains most trusted politician

ACCORDING to a poll carried out by the Slovak Statistics Office at the beginning of May, Smer leader Robert Fico remains the most trusted Slovak politician, with the support of 26 percent of Slovaks.

President Ivan Gašparovič ranked second with 15.1 percent and Movement for a Democratic Slovakia leader Vladimír Mečiar third with 10.5 percent, the TASR news agency reported.

Žilina mayor, Ján Slota, ranks next with 10.4 percent and Hungarian Coalition Party leader Béla Bugár fifth with 9.2 percent.

Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda ranked sixth with 6.9 percent.

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Budgetary deficit supposed to be under 1 percent for the first time

MPs approved the public administration budget for the next year, with 82 voting for it, and 59 against.

Finance Minister Peter Kažimír

President to appoint missing Constitutional Court justices

The court will have its full complement of judges after three years.

President Andrej Kiska

Austrian natural gas station close to Slovak border exploded Video

The incident, which claimed one fatality and at least 18 injuries, also created an emergency in a Slovak village close to the Austrian border.

The explosion of Austrian natural gas station in Baumgarten, December 12.

Blog: Environmental sustainability is the future for sustainability in business

A great example of how you can make a difference by sharing your passion with others: Ivana Maleš, co-founder of the Institute for Circular Economy, describes her journey to a sustainability consultant.

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