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Inflation at three-year low

January inflation was 6.2 per cent year-on-year, the lowest it has been since 1998, according to data from the statistics office; the reluctance of the government to raise regulated prices in an election year was behind the figure.

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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.

20. jan
Gabriel Šípoš

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.

20. jan

Critical voices raised against the reported plans to weaken the fight against extremism

General Prosecutor Maroš Žilinka plans organisational changes, but not everybody likes them.

20. jan