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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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LGBTI people in the regions: We change people’s minds

Bratislava will dress up in rainbow colours this August again, for the seventh time. This will be for the Bratislava Dúhový Pride diversity festival. But the colours of the rainbow are less bright in the regions,…

Slovakia’s LGBTI community seeks to expand their rights.

Foreigners: Events around Slovakia Photo

Tips for performances and other events in Slovak regions between August 18 and 27, including an air show, a multi-genre urban festival, a clown show, a festival of teamsters, a golf tournament, and a lot of music.

Slávncia Airshow 2012

Blog: 5 things you should do on your visit to the north of Slovakia Photo

Here is a list of tips by an experienced tour guide - including things you have probably not tried before.

Crisis ends in Danko’s defeat

Education minister steps down following Fico’s call, Danko not ruling out he might leave politics.

Former education minister Peter Plavčan and PM Robert Fico on July 24.