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Highways to be financed by PPP model

THE CABINET approved a draft submitted by the Transport Ministry concerning the financing of highway projects via the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model.

The draft concerns an alternative for completing the construction of Slovak highways, along with speedways linking Bratislava and Košice, using the PPP model for selected stretches of road.

Mott MacDonald, which is advising the Slovak Highway Administration Bureau (SSC) on selecting methods and conditions for financing highway construction using private capital, carried out a study, which showed that the PPP system could work in Slovakia.

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End of investigative show a cause for concern

Media freedom watchdogs believe the scrapping of the only investigative show on public-service television is a threat to its independence.

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Proxy for Roma criticises minister Kaliňák for ethnical and group discrimination

The government proxy slammed Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák for the draft law on repressing criminality in Roma settlements, for populist discrimination and preferring repression to prevention.

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Slovak racer Svitko finished at Dakar Video

After a serious fall in the tenth leg, Slovak motorcyclist Štefan Svitko resigned from the 40th year of the Dakar Rally due to pain in his upper body.

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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.