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Slovaks gain economic strength

An index measuring the 'economic power' of Slovak citizens, compiled by the Slovak Ratings Agency from six different series of data including inflation and unemployment, rose to a value of 98.8 in August, its highest level since December 1999.

Despite the figures the standard of living among many Slovak cities and towns is below the average in the European Union, Bratislava being the only exception. A report from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released earlier this year claimed that 11% of Slovaks lived below the poverty line.

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Voters don’t understand self-governing regions

Rules for regional elections change, which may bring some surprising victories.

One of the biggest fights is expected in Banská Bystrica Region.

Sagan rewrites history Video

Cyclist Peter Sagan becomes the first man to win three consecutive world championships. He allegedly did not expect it and was easy with the idea he would not win.

Blog: Why did I come here?

A group of teachers and students from the Bratislava-based school gathered to support their friend, colleague, and fellow foreigner, as she had already tried four times just to get in the door of the foreign police.

Queue in front of the foreigners' police department in Bratislava.

Teachers and scientist support anti-corruption march

They praise the activities of students who may change the current state of corruption.

Organisers of the first student protest, Karolína Farská and Dávid Straka.