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Slovak 1H98 current account deficit hits $1.1 billion

Slovakia's current account deficit was $1.0946 billion in the first half of 1998, compared to a 1.0063 billion deficit in the same period last year, the Slovak National Bank (NBS) said on September 24. The greatest changes were recorded in services, which went from a $13.1 million shortfall in 1H97 to $112.4 million this year, and in investment income, which lurched from a $58.9 million surplus in 1H97 to a $71.7 million deficit in 1H98.

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How to sell Slovak books to English readers

Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.

EC: Focus on education and labour market

Some recommendations remain the same as last year.

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No Slovaks among the victims of Manchester attack so far

The representatives of Slovakia have expressed their sympathy to the families of the victims.

Police guard close to the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Britain, on May 23, 2017, a day after an explosion.

Slovak paralympic athletes win gold and bronze at World Championship

Three Slovaks became world champions in table tennis in the TM2 category at the World Paralympic Championship in Bratislava.

L-R: Ján Riapoš, Martin Ludrovský in the Slovakia-Taiwan match at the paralympic world championship, May 19.