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Costing half the average salary - is the Slovak state too expensive?
A group of economists in Slovakia have worked out that the cost of running the state amounts to almost half the average pay packet of each and every citizen. The…
Bratislava and Vienna make joint bid to host EU innovation institute
Europe’s leaders have made much of plans to turn the European Union into the “most dynamic and competitive knowledge-based economy in the world”. Innovation is of course a…
Love month in Slovakia - if the Birch tree fails, try the love potion
May is the month of love in Slovakia. On the first of the month beautiful birch trees decorated with colourful ribbons appear in front of houses in villages all over the…
Slovakia's Rusyns - communism took its toll on Rusyn identity
Rusyns, also reffered to as Ruthenians, Carpatho-Rusyns, or Rusnaks, are a modern Slavic ethnic group speaking the Rusyn language and descended from the minority of…
Russian figure-skater Evgeni Plushenko tours Slovakia
Evgeni Plushenko of Russia, the four-times world champion figures skater won his first Olympic Gold Medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics. He then decided to take a break from…
Slovakia: Can the farmer's markets and "home-grown" make a comeback?
Home grown fruit and vegetables and even home-grown meat have a long tradition in Central Europe. Until the last couple of decades almost everyone living in cities had…
Schengen: Barriers disappear at Berg on the Slovakia - Austria border
In a region once riddled with borders of barbed wire and gun emplacements - Friday's historic enlargement of the EU's border free zone - known as Schengen - has particular…
Slovak doctors - hooked on prescribing drugs?
In Slovakia last year prescription drugs consumed about a third of the total amount of money spent in the Slovak healthcare system. This figure is three times higher than…
"Lost time?" - a trip through the years before the Velvet Revolution
The Slovak National Gallery is celebrating the 18th aniversary of the Velvet Revolution with a photo exhibition on life in communist Slovakia. Called „Lost Time?“ the…
Slovak companies show little concern for corporate crime
About one third of Slovak companies say they've been the victim of economic crime in the past two years. The survey was done by the consulting firm PriceWaterhouse Coopers…
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