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Labor productivity grew 31% in mining industry

Labor productivity (output per employee) was as much as 31 percent higher in June 1997, compared with June 1996, in companies with more than 20 employees from the energy raw material mining sector, [NEED ATTRIBUTION]. The rise marks the highest increase in all industrial sectors in Slovakia. Labor productivity in transportation vehicles construction ranked second and pulp and paper production ranked third. The average increase in labor productivity was 11.7 percent across the industrial sector.

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News digest: High-profile arrests and discussion on reopening schools continues

PM Matovič proposes pilot testing for schools. Slovakia will have the very first Slovak ambassador to the EU.

PM Igor Matovič has stepped into the debate about opening the schools for older children.

Another former police president reportedly charged in a corruption case

NAKA charged eight former high-ranking police, SIS and Financial Administration officials.

Milan Lučanský

Matovič could have made comments about the US rather than Mongolia

I am proud of what has been achieved in Slovakia, says Billy Altansukh.

Older children will not return to schools before Christmas

PM Igor Matovič still wants some pupils to return, he proposed a pilot testing plan.

The school in Trebišov.