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Pensions increased by 10%

All types of pensions were increased by 10 percent on July 1, 1997. The Social Insurance Company (SP) will cover the increase from its own sources, paying 2.4 billion Sk this year. There were 1,398,430 pensions paid in Slovakia at the end of April. The average pension was 45.4 percent of the average wage in the first quarter of 1997, amounting to 3,722 Sk.

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LGBTI people in the regions: We change people’s minds

Bratislava will dress up in rainbow colours this August again, for the seventh time. This will be for the Bratislava Dúhový Pride diversity festival. But the colours of the rainbow are less bright in the regions,…

Slovakia’s LGBTI community seeks to expand their rights.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

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Here is a list of tips by an experienced tour guide - including things you have probably not tried before.

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