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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).

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My five-year-old daughter will almost certainly encounter a Weinstein too

It’s not that I thought sexually harassing women was okay, it’s more that I accepted that was just part of how things worked. Unfortunate, yes, but also standard.

Harvey Weinstein

Socialism elections were parody of free vote

After the revolution in 1989 the number of people participating in elections fell from 99 percent to around 60 percent.

Elections during socialism regime.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 17 and November 26, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

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