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BUSINESS BRIEFS

Central bank keeps rates on hold

THE BOARD of the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS) voted unanimously June 27 to leave key interest rates unchanged.

The NBS already raised key rates by 0.5 percent last month, and, according to NBS governor Ivan Šramko, is ready to intervene if inflation worsens.

Inflation has been rising since January and hit a high of 4.8 percent in May.

Top stories

Legitimising fake news

One of Slovakia’s media schools has invited a well-known conspiracy theorist to an academic conference. What does this say about the state of the Slovak media?

Tibor Rostas

Suicide game does not exist and visa-free regime for Ukrainians is not a lie

The Slovak Spectator brings you a selection of hoaxes from the past two weeks.

There is no computer game that makes people commit suicides.

It’s not easy being an ‘alien’ in Slovakia

Are Slovaks scared of foreigners? The stories of those who are trying to make their homes here suggest that ignorance and bureaucratic inertia, rather than fear, cause more problems.

Dealing with state offices may be difficult and time-demanding.

President Kiska uses train for first time Photo

After criticism from coalition MPs for flying and a troublesome car trip, Slovak President Kiska to commute to Bratislava by international train, boarding it in his hometown of Poprad.

President Kiska gets off the IC train in Bratislava.