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Car industry riding crest of wave

The booming Slovak auto industry last year saw investments of Sk28.2 billion crowns, almost three times the amount from the year before; domestic car sales were also up, by 27.3 per cent, reaching levels last seen before the fall of communism.

However, the president of the Automobile Industry Association, Jozef Uhrík, warned that Slovak cars were still far fewer and older than common in western countries.

The average age of a Slovak car in 2001 was 13.3 years; there was 1 car for every 4.16 people, against a less than 1:2 ratio in western European countries.

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How the national emblem appeared – including so far secret communism designs

Even Slovaks often do not know why the national emblem depicts a white double-cross, and not the Kriváň peak, or the design by artist Vincent Hložník. They also do not know why it makes a difference whether it is…

Offical Slovak national emblem and colours

Bratislava Zoo will have new wolf breeding station

One of most significant investments of the Bratislava Zoo in the year 2017 will be the building of a new wolf breeding station.

Foreigners: Events around Slovakia Photo

Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between February 17 and February 26, including a race on old wooden sleighs, an operetta premiere, a lot of jazz, classical and rock music, and more.

Rce in krňačky sleighing, Turecká 2017

Some food really is better in Austria, study finds

EC says its role is to monitor safety, not quality – but Slovaks want the same as Austrians, says minister.

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