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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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PM Fico wants Education Minister’s resignation

Education Minister Peter Plavčan has refused to leave, the Prime Minister demanding his resignation.

Education Minister Peter Plavčan

Have you ever climbed a via ferrata? Photo

In central Slovakia, there is one also suitable for beginners. Here are some of the views it offers.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

Southern Slovakia will face heat again

The first-level warning is issued for the 16th and 17th.