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Nine-month GDP in Slovakia up 5.8% y/y

A preliminary estimate has Slovakia's GDP for the first nine months of 1998 up 5.8% in fixed prices, said the Slovak Statistics Bureau on December 14. The private sector's share of GDP creation swelled 0.2% from the same period last year to 83.1%.

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I have met dozens of people possessed by Satan, exorcist claims

An exorcist can help a believer to escape their problems but not to solve them, psychiatrist Hunčík says.

Priest and exorcist Ľuboš Václavek consecrates the office of Erika Jurinová (OĽaNO).

Press freedom is bleeding across our borders

Critical media are always the first targets of populists and press freedom enemies.

End of investigative show a cause for concern

Media freedom watchdogs believe the scrapping of the only investigative show on public-service television is a threat to its independence.

Jaroslav Rezník

Slovakia is 26th on the Employment Flexibility Index

Higher work surcharges will push Slovakia down.