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Cabinet approves main 2006 budget outlines

THE SLOVAK cabinet approved the main outlines of the state budget at a special session on October 6. The budget priorities for next year will be education, science, and research.

A total of Sk8 billion (€210 million) will go to science, which is more than twice the level in 2002. Direct payments to farmers in Slovakia this year will reach 54 percent of the average of the EU's established members and total Sk7.4 billion (€190 million). The cabinet earmarked Sk20 billion (€520 million) to cover the country's commitments towards foreign investors, the news wire TASR reported.

The ruling parties also agreed that from its reserve the cabinet will allocate Sk10.8 billion (€280 million) to budget priorities of which the most, Sk2.3 billion (€60 million), will go to the education sector.

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Foreigners again used Slovak guns to kill

Although the international operation began in March, no investigator contacted a Slovak dealer.

AFG was selling large numbers of expansion weapons, which were in fact old deactivated military weapons.

Czechoslovakia could have been Switzerland

In Hodonín and Holíč, Czechoslovakia still exists.

In Holíč, the border is basically non-existent.

Infertility in men is increasing with those in their 40s better off then those in their 20s

Treatment of infertility can cost tens, or even several thousand euros. Only part of the cost is covered by health insurance companies.

To be fertile, a man has to have 15 million sperms per milligram of ejaculate, of which 4 million must be healthy.

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