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Size: 6,343 sq. kilometres
Population: 708,498
Density: 112 / sq. km
Unemployment rate: 12.8%
Average monthly wage: Sk15,395 (€608)
Average wage, Slovakia: Sk18,761 (€742)
Share of Slovak GDP creation: 10.5% *
FDI: Sk14.484 billion (€551.9 million)
Share of total Slovak FDI: 3.0%
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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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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

Organisers cancelled the Bratislava protest

But they are ready to monitor the steps of the new government closely and return to streets when necessary.

Andrej Kiska met with the representatives of the For a Decent Slovakia initiative.

There is still work to be done

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Bratislava, March 16

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There will be Easter concerts, markets as well as workshops

Easter traditions in Slovakia.