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Unemployment rate still decreasing

The winter unemployment rate in Slovakia decreased by 0.8 percentage points this year - from 11.8 percent in December 2006 to only 11 percent in January 2007. However, Slovakia still has the second highest level of unemployment in the EU, according to Eurostat, the EU statistical office. Poland has the highest level of unemployment at 12.6 percent. Slovakia can boast a remarkable year-on-year decrease in unemployment; in January 2006 it was recorded at 14.5 percent.

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Discussion about road project becomes emotional

Analysts want more alternatives for the road from Zvolen to Košice to be assessed

The protest at Soroška

Slovakia commemorates the 1968 invasion. Here’s what it looked like Photo

Anniversary of the Warsaw Pact troop invasion that ended the Prague Spring.

Garth: We need a deal that will benefit both

“When I talk to the Brits living in Slovakia, they are quite relaxed about things,” UK Ambassador to Slovakia Andrew Garth says about the Brexit-related concerns.

UK Ambassador to Slovakia Andrew Garth

“Natural police” to protect nature and animals

Those who commit crimes against the environment should watch out.

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