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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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The sale may be completed early next year, according to reports.

U.S. Steel Košice

Third anti-corruption march drew thousands Photo

The only demand that has been met to date is the abrogation of Vladimír Mečiar’s amnesties by parliament.

The anti-corruption march

Blog: In Slovakia, tradition is key

The year round, the calendar is filled to the brim with traditional habits, happenings that seem to go back centuries.

Traditional "vinobranie" event in Pezinok.

Ballet legend Sergei Polunin will be guest of SND

The world-renowned personality of contemporary ballet will present two choreographies at the Slovak National Theatre in September.

Sergei Polunin