As Slovakia prepares to take to the polls for the parliamentary elections on March 5, the country’s prime minister has come out with a rather suspicious announcement that is being questioned by local media.

Prime Minister Robert Fico announced the arrival of an investor supported by a generous state subsidy. He said the secure identity document production company RKN Global Europe will build in Banská Bystrica a plant to manufacture products with security features for €89m and hire 1,200 peop...

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