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ECONOMIC BRIEFS

GDP leaps 6.1% year-on-year

According to preliminary data supplied by the Statistics Office of the Slovak Republic (ŠÚSR), the GDP for the first six months of this year reached 347.8 billion Sk ($9.94 billion). Compared to the same period last year, this figure is 6.1% higher in constant prices. The greatest impact on GDP growth on the side of supply, according to ŠÚSR, came from an increase in production in agriculture, industry, construction and market and non-market services.

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Kiska: Saková is a wasted opportunity

But he has no other option than to appoint her as interior minister. Opposition and civic initiatives are also critical.

Denisa Saková met with President Andrej Kiska.

Slovak writer and film director Peter Krištúfek dies in a bus crash

The documentarist and writer, aged 44, was one of the two casualties of the fatal Monday crash between a bus and a truck.

Peter Krištúfek

OLAF began investigating the alleged abuse of EU funds in Slovakia

European Anti-fraud Office will look into fraud involving EU funds for Slovak agriculture first revealed by murdered Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak

Slovak agriculture faces many hard changes. Illustrative stock photo.

New lookout for plane spotters and photographers Photo

The lookout at the Bratislava airport is accessible from the Vrakuňa (borough of Bratislava) side.

Bratislava M.R. Štefánik airport's lookout.