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Size: 4,147 sq. kilometres
Population: 554,172
Density: 134 / sq. kilometre
Unemployment rate: 10.5%
Average monthly wage: Sk17,610 (€528)
Average wage, Slovakia: Sk18,761 (€563)
Share of Slovak GDP creation: 10.5% *
FDI: Sk26.265 billion (€788 million)
Share of total Slovak FDI: 5.5%
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Sources: Statistics Bureau of the Slovak Republic, portal.statistics.sk, and the National Bank of Slovakia, www.nbs.sk. All figures current as of December 31, 2006, except for * Dec. 31, 2004. All euro conversions are based on current exchange rates.

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There are no tanks pointing at us today, says Mária Homolková, who joined protests in SNP Square once again in March 2018 to secure a better life for her grandchildren.

Thousands of people returned to the streets Photo

Though the main Bratislava protest was cancelled, people attended other gatherings, expressing their disagreement with the current situation.

SNP Square in Bratislava, March 23

Kiska appoints Pellegrini cabinet

The president approved the new government, despite some reservations. The new PM promises to investigate the murder of the journalist and his fiancée.

Peter Pellegrini's government

There is still work to be done

2018 is not a re-run of 1989, but there is a connection.

Bratislava, March 16