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Retail spending jumps as living standards rise

The Statistical Office has revised its previously issued data for retail sales, showing strong growth rather than stagnation in April and May this year, and bringing the figures in line with other indicators showing an improvement in the Slovak standard of living in 2001.

The Bratislava region has a living standard at the EU average. Some other regions of Slovakia have a living standard of less than 50% of the Union mean.

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More aggressive COVID strain probably dominant in Slovakia. It is not necessarily bad news

Virologists report they have found that the B.1.1.7 strain, first detected in the UK, is dominant in the samples from Trenčín.

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News digest: Slovakia will receive more than 4 million vaccines

Schools will continue with distance education. Curfew will be applied on January 25 and 26 too.

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I receive more hate mail than I used to, says outgoing transparency watchdog director

Gabriel Šípoš leaves Transparency International Slovakia after 11 years. Slovakia has gone a long way in transparency, he says.

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