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Foreign tourists interested in hospitals

Nature and historic sites are not the only reason why foreigners visit Slovakia, the Pravda daily wrote. Foreigners also come to Slovakia for joint replacement, plastic surgery and artificial insemination, which can be several times cheaper in Slovakia than in their home countries.

Foreigners do not only use the services of private centres, but often visit state hospitals as well. Orthopedic clinics are visited mostly by clients from Arabic countries, while neurological clinics report mostly Ukrainian patients, the TASR newswire reported.

Foreigners often find out about Slovak doctors from foreign students studying in Slovakia.

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Developers in Bratislava withrdaw applications for important investment statutes for their projects

J&T Real Estate and HB Reavis declare continuation in their projects without the statutes.

New development projects are going to change the skyline of Bratislava.

PM Fico before Smer congress: I don’t want to run for president

At the party congress, vice-chairman of the ruling party, Marek Maďarič, has been replaced by Richard Raši. Otherwise, no major changes have taken place.

L-R: PM Robert Fico, outgoing Žilina governor adn Smer vice-chair Juraj Blanár, Culture Minister and resigned vice-chair Marke Maďarič, and his successor in party position, Košice Mayor Richard Raši at Decemebr 9 congress.

Four Slovak firms make it on the list of the fastest-growing IT technology companies

Deloitte has compiled the ranking of the companies for the EMEA region for the 17th time.

Four Slovak software companies made it to the Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 rankings for EMEA.

Refinery collects used cooking oil

Its partner company processes it into a biofuel component for diesel.

People can dispose of used cooking oil at petrol stations.