Sweden: General facts

Political system: constitutional monarchyCapital: StockholmTotal area: 528,447 square kilometresPopulation: 9.1 millionOfficial language: SwedishCurrency: Swedish krona (SEK)

Political system: constitutional monarchy
Capital: Stockholm
Total area: 528,447 square kilometres
Population: 9.1 million
Official language: Swedish
Currency: Swedish krona (SEK)

Source: www.visitsweden.com, www.svedsko.org

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Slovakia lost its match against Norway

THE SLOVAK national hockey team lost in the fourth match in the IIHF World Championships 2015 against Norway. The match ended up with result 2:3.

Richard Lewis with Spišské Vlachy in the background.

An American finds a home in faraway Spišské Vlachy

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Poor education of Roma pupils was criticised.

EC criticises school segregation in Slovakia

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Prime Minister Robert Fico

The government will build stadium for Slovan

AFTER tycoon Ivan Kmotrík refused to complete the football stadium for his Slovan club, the government of Robert Fico announced it will build it instead. The country will pay €45 million.