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A fool-proof strategy

HEALTH Minister Roman Kováč told the public of a trick that years ago helped him to quit smoking.

He said he would put a photo of a man whom he considered to be an idiot in his packet of cigarettes.

"Every time I had this unconquerable desire for a cigarette, I first had to face a man I considered an idiot, but who had managed to quit smoking," said the minister, who refused to say who the man was.

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Slovaks drink less and less

Behind the decline in alcohol consumption is, for example, the abandoning of the habit of drinking at work – typical especially during communism, according to an expert.

Kiska: Even Europe has its aggressive neighbour

President Andrej Kiska addressed UN commenting poverty, instability and climate change.

President Andrej Kiska

Arca Capital enters the banking sector

Czech and Slovak financial group acquires a majority share in Austrian private bank Wiener Privatbank.

Bank, illustrative stock photo

Ryanair cancels some flights from and to Bratislava

The Irish low-cost airline publishes full list of cancellations

Irish budget airline Ryanair is believed to be cancelling up to 50 flights every day over the next six weeks because it "messed up" its pilots' holiday schedules.