ECONOMIC BRIEF

Consumer prices increase 0.1% in May

Consumer prices increased by 0.1 percent in May, Slovak Statistical Office reported. The year-to-year increase in May was 6.1 percent. The highest increase was recorded in prices of health care (13.3 percent), education (9.2 percent), clothing and footwear (7.7 percent), housing, electricity and fuels (6.8 percent), hotels and catering (6.6 percent), and foodstuffs (6.2 percent).

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More aggressive COVID strain probably dominant in Slovakia. It is not necessarily bad news

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I receive more hate mail than I used to, says outgoing transparency watchdog director

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