Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

ECONOMIC BRIEFS

Less Slovaks depend on social benefits

The total number of citizens depending on social benefits was 378,623 (7 percent of total population), as of December 1996, which is 7.3 percent less than in 1995. The share of socially dependent inhabitants varies widely by region (1.75 percent in Bratislava, 11.63 percent in Košice).

Top stories

It takes nuts to help Kenyans

Slovakia has provided more than €10 million to the Kenyan people since 2005.

Muruku slum in Naorobi

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.

EC praises economy, but problems remain

The recent report highlights Slovakia’s economic development. The country however still lags behind in several areas affecting people’s lives.

Famous books on totalitarianism popular in Slovakia too

Internet bookstores have recorded an increased interest in books exploring totalitarian regimes, including demanding theoretical works.

George Orwell in Slovak bookstores