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Government debt up 33 per cent

GOVERNMENT debt rose by one third in 2001 from the year before to Sk296.7 billion ($6.2 billion), almost 31 per cent of GDP. Most of the debt (Sk271 billion) was owed to domestic banks. Debt with less than one-year maturity rose 2 per cent to Sk70.6 billion, while government-guaranteed debt rose 4 per cent to Sk154.6 billion.

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Voters don’t understand self-governing regions

Rules for regional elections change, which may bring some surprising victories.

One of the biggest fights is expected in Banská Bystrica Region.

Sagan rewrites history Video

Cyclist Peter Sagan becomes the first man to win three consecutive world championships. He allegedly did not expect it and was easy with the idea he would not win.

Ballet legend Sergei Polunin will be guest of SND

The world-renowned personality of contemporary ballet will present two choreographies at the Slovak National Theatre in September.

Sergei Polunin

Blog: Why did I come here?

A group of teachers and students from the Bratislava-based school gathered to support their friend, colleague, and fellow foreigner, as she had already tried four times just to get in the door of the foreign police.

Queue in front of the foreigners' police department in Bratislava.