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Poll: flat tax hits pocketbook

APPROXIMATELY 30 percent of those surveyed say that their incomes have decreased since the introduction of the 19-percent flat income tax rate.

A daily SME survey found that only 7 percent of respondents felt that their income had increased; 40 percent said they noticed no change.

The Finance Ministry refutes people's perceptions, asserting that the parameters of the flat tax system were set in such a way that no one would experience a decrease in income due to the tax.

Despite this, people without children earning between Sk12,000 and Sk22,000 (€306 to €561) per month could be earning less, since they are not eligible for the tax credit that those with children receive.

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PISA tests: Slovak pupils lag behind in collaborative task solving

Slovak pupils are below the OECD average in collaborative problem solving, international PISA tests have shown.

Students’ tests, illustrative stock photo

The ongoing struggle for a free and democratic Slovakia

The people of Slovakia deserve the credit for the remarkable progress that this country has made over the past twenty-five years, US ambassador writes.

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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 24 and December 3, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Christmas Markets Bratislava

Robert Fico has lost the electoral magic he once had Plus

But his party can still bounce back if they do the things that make parties resilient.

Robert Fico claims that Smer won the regional elections because it is the party with the most chairs in regional councils.