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ECONOMIC BRIEFS

Unemployment dips slightly

The unemployment rate slightly declined to 13.44 percent at the end of March, 0.25 points below February's level, the Slovak Statistical Office reported on April 20. At the end of March, there were 349,685 unemployed in the country, down by 6,523 compared to the end of February.

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Bratislava growing high Photo

High-rise buildings sprouting up in Bratislava

Visualisation of the future skyline of Bratislava

People of Pezinok fighting against landfill again

Dispute over controversial Pezinok waste dump, which started 18 years ago, continues.

The controversial landfill site in Pezinok

Crisis ends in Danko’s defeat

Education minister steps down following Fico’s call, Danko not ruling out he might leave politics.

Former education minister Peter Plavčan and PM Robert Fico on July 24.

First Slovak woman crossed the English Channel

Before her, only six Slovak men had managed to complete the difficult swim.