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Year-on-year inflation hits 30-month high

In May, the year-on-year inflation rate reached 7.6%, the highest level since November 1995 when it was at the same level, the Slovak Statistical Office (ŠÚSR) said on June 9. Consumer prices grew 0.6% in May, putting the year-on-year figure at 7.6%, up from 7.0% in April and 7.2% in March. The NBS in its 1998 monetary plan set its inflation estimate at 5.6 to 5.9%, while the government in its 1998 budget draft counted on a 6% rate.

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Emergency declared in Prešov after Sunday storm Video

A powerful storm swept through the city on July 23.

Strong storm hit prešov on July 23.

Slovak water slalom racers won seven medals

Young Slovak talents made the hearts of sports fans race with their performance at the World Championship in water slalom.

Marko Mirgorodský

Austrian Ambassador: The normalisation of our relations has grown

Most people want the EU to exist in the future – we just have to mobilise this majority and not take things for granted, says Austrian Ambassador to Slovakia Helfried Carl in an interview with The Slovak Spectator.

Austrian Ambassador Helfried Carl

Fico for better fish fingers

It’s true that in the past four months, Mr Fico has been comparatively less busy than his Visegrad Group partners.

Austrian fish fingers angered PM Fico.