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ANOTHER YEAR OF FISCAL BELT-TIGHTENING

March: The top business stories of 2012

RegioJet trains start Komárno run. The first privately-owned passenger trains of RegioJet, a subsidiary of the Czech Student Agency company operating solely within Slovakia, launch services on the route between Komárno and Bratislava.

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RegioJet trains start Komárno run. The first privately-owned passenger trains of RegioJet, a subsidiary of the Czech Student Agency company operating solely within Slovakia, launch services on the route between Komárno and Bratislava.

Smer wins landslide victory in general election. Robert Fico’s Smer wins the parliamentary elections, receiving 44.41 percent of the votes, taking 83 seats in the 150-seat house. Five other parties clear the 5-percent threshold needed to win parliamentary representation. The landslide victory enables Smer to form a one-party government with Robert Fico as prime minister.

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Top stories

They reported corruption at the Foreign Ministry. Now they receive an award

The tenth year of the White Crow award, celebrating young people and activists who break prejudices and go against the tide.

White Crow award laureates

The day that changed the Tatra mountains for good Photo

The windstorm damaged 12,000 hectares of woods on November 19, 2004.

Tatras after the 2004 calamity

Smer follows a downward trend but may escape oblivion

What does the defeat in regional elections mean for the future of Slovakia’s strongest party?

“How could it be a fiasco when a political party wins most councillors among all parties?” asks PM Robert Fico.

Valorisation mechanism changes

But not everybody is satisfied with some of the latest changes.