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Bratislava second wealthiest region

BRATISLAVA region is the second wealthiest region in any of the 12 countries trying to enter the European Union, with a per capita gross domestic product in 1999 of 95 per cent of the EU average. Only Prague was better at 124 per cent, according to the Eurostat statistical office. Of 56 regions in EU-bound nations, only four show GDP per capita ratios of better than 75 per cent of the EU average. In comparison, London is the wealthiest EU region (242 per cent) followed by Brussels (217) and Luxembourg (186).

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News digest: High-profile arrests and discussion on reopening schools continues

PM Matovič proposes pilot testing for schools. Slovakia will have the very first Slovak ambassador to the EU.

PM Igor Matovič has stepped into the debate about opening the schools for older children.

Another former police president reportedly charged in a corruption case

NAKA charged eight former high-ranking police, SIS and Financial Administration officials.

Milan Lučanský

Matovič could have made comments about the US rather than Mongolia

I am proud of what has been achieved in Slovakia, says Billy Altansukh.

Older children will not return to schools before Christmas

PM Igor Matovič still wants some pupils to return, he proposed a pilot testing plan.

The school in Trebišov.