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EU entry to force price rise

PRICES in Slovakia are expected to rise by 15 per cent after the country enters the European Union, according to an impact study by the Slovak Academy of Sciences. Slovakia is now at 49 per cent the GDP-per-capita level of the 15-member EU, 50 per cent in terms of labour productivity and 30 per cent in terms of average wage.

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Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

Poll: Smer followed by SaS, KDH also in parliament

Had the general election taken place in mid-February, the opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would place second, and the now extra-parliamentary KDH would get nine seats.

Alojz Hlina took over at the helm of KDH

Woman who urinated on the Quran arrested, awaiting trial

Some observers believe the video might lead to increasing security risks for Slovakia.

The accused woman arrives to the court.