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ECONOMIC BRIEFS

Unemployment drops in May

The unemployment rate was 12.32 percent at the end of May, down from 12.96 percent at the end of April, the National Labor Office reported. The number of unemployed declined to 320,530, and the number of those receiving unemployment benefits declined to 79,649 people. The highest unemployment rate was recorded in Rimavská Sobota (26.6 percent), Trebišov (23 percent), and Revúca (22.6 percent) regions.

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Slovakia remains unknown in convention business

Ten MICE events in 2017 should bring almost €6.5 million to Bratislava.

The GLOBSEC security forum is one of the regular MICE events in Slovakia since 2005.

Kotleba should be defeated in election, not banned

More constitutional can be less democratic, and it is not clear that it always has the intended result. Perhaps the clearest historical case came with the rise of the Nazis in Germany.

Marian Kotleba

Slovakia to leave NATO is a hoax

The Slovak Spectator brings you a selection of hoaxes that appeared over the past week.

Some peple gathered at Slavin in Bratislava brought ani-NATO banners.

Fico: We cannot allow multi-speed EU to become divisive Video

Final session of the 12th edition of Globsec 2017 featured Slovak PM Robert Fico, Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka, and President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, in a panel entitled European (Dis)Union?

Donald Tusk, Robert Fico, and Bohuslav Sobotka (left to right)