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ECONOMIC BRIEFS

Slovak August jobless rate declines to 13.76%

Slovakia's unemployment rate fell to 13.76% in August from 14.1% in July, the National Labour Office said on September 21. The total number of people ouot of work stood at 385,041 in August, down from 388,541 the month before but way up on the 332,828 of August 1997.

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Lack of experts challenges ICT sector

To maintain the competitiveness, the Slovak government must support digitising the economy and take a positive stance towards the ICT sector, according to experts.

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Germans will distribute cars from Nitra’s JRL plant

The state-run freight carrier Cargo did not succeed in its bid, but is still discussing the distribution of suborders with the German firm.

Jaguar Land Rover’s construction site

Ministry: Law against puppy farms affects honest breeders

The recently passed law, clamping down on puppy farms will have serious consequences for honest dog breeders and state employees.

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Mihál leaving SaS

Behind his decision is disagreement with the stances of party chair Richard Sulík.

Jozef Mihál (l) and Richard Sulík (r)