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Slovak July trade deficit hits 5.499billion crowns

Slovakia's July foreign trade deficit was 5.499 billion Slovak crowns (Sk), putting the cumulative trade gap at 43.911 billion Sk for the first seven months of the year, the Statistical Bureau said on August 28. The June trade deficit was 6.13 billion crowns. Comparative data were not immediately available due to a change in methodology for 1998. Meanwhile, the current account deficit totalled 31.9 billion crowns in the January-May period of 1998, compared with a 26.01 billion crown shortfall in the same period last year, the NBS said on August 28.

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Carmakers in Slovakia produced more than one million cars last year

2018 will be critical for Slovakia’s automotive industry, claim sector’s representatives.

Most cars produced in Slovakia head for export.

Slovaks in the UK do not have to fear Brexit

Brexit itself should not impact the position of Slovaks in the UK, an interim agreement between the European Union and Great Britain suggests.

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Russians win the Tatry Ice Master 2018 Video

Ice-sculptors worked with a massive 50 tonnes of ice on the weekend of January 12-14; their sculptures remain on display.

The ice scupltures at Hrebienok, Tatry Ice Masters

The Bratislava airport has competition in Vienna

The airport in Vienna, only about 60 kilometres from the Slovak capital, gains 17 new low-cost airliner flights.

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