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Germany seeks Slovak support

GERMANY's candidacy for the newly-created UN Council for Human Rights was presented to Slovak Deputy Foreign Minister Magda Vášáryová by the German Ambassador to Slovakia, Jochen Trebesch, at their meeting in Bratislava on April 3.

According to the TASR news agency, Trebesch asked Slovakia's diplomatic corps to support his country's candidacy.

The voting on members of the council will take place in New York on May 9.

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Cloud computing becomes a standard

External servers are now much more secure than local business ones, according to experts.

Slovak firms have their eyes on the cloud.

Slovaks drink less and less

Behind the decline in alcohol consumption is, for example, the abandoning of the habit of drinking at work – typical especially during communism, according to an expert.

Kiska: Even Europe has its aggressive neighbour

President Andrej Kiska addressed UN commenting poverty, instability and climate change.

President Andrej Kiska

Arca Capital enters the banking sector

Czech and Slovak financial group acquires a majority share in Austrian private bank Wiener Privatbank.

Bank, illustrative stock photo