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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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Governmental campaign should bring Slovaks home from the UK

The Slovak cabinet plans to persuade its expats living and working in the UK with at least a bachelor degree to return home: a campaign offering specific jobs should help.

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EU lawyers claiming the Russian annexation of Crimea as legal is a hoax

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Co-founder and co-owner of Sme daily dies

A major Slovak entrepreneur, Peter Vajda, died in Prague on October 15. He was exceptional for his innate sense of democracy and believing in equal opportunities for all.

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Šefčovič: Slovakia’s economy has grown 60 percent since joining the EU

Slovak consumers are growing economically stronger and will be an important stabilisation factor in the future

European Commission Vice-president for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič