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EC: Slovakia low on innovation

SLOVAKIA is low on the list of EU states in the area of innovation, European Com-mission statistics suggest.

Of the European Union's 25 member states, Slovakia ranks 22nd, the Hospodárske noviny wrote. Along with Estonia, Spain, Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, and Turkey, Slovakia ranked well down the chart.

Switzerland, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and Germany performed the best.

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How to cope with waste

Slovakia lags behind in recycling and reducing waste, but examples of other countries, particularly the Netherlands, are helping Slovakia implement strategies to reduce waste.

Roughly 67 percent of communal waste ended up at landfills in Slovakia, while only 23 percent was recycled.

Europe might not be just an innocent victim

While real estate bubbles in the US, Greece and Spain were partial causes of global crisis, irresponsible lending was also rife in places you hear little about.