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ECONOMIC BRIEFS

Postal rates to go up by 20 percent

On February 18, the government approved an increase in postal rates by 20 percent on average that will take effect on April 1. From that date, the price of sending a letter in Slovakia will increase from 3 Sk to 4 Sk, and the price for sending a postcard from 2 Sk to 3 Sk. The price of sending a package will increase as well. The increase should bring Slovak Post 609.4 million Sk in revenue this year. The last time postal rates wereincreased was in 1992.

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Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

Poll: Smer followed by SaS, KDH also in parliament

Had the general election taken place in mid-February, the opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would place second, and the now extra-parliamentary KDH would get nine seats.

Alojz Hlina took over at the helm of KDH

Woman who urinated on the Quran arrested, awaiting trial

Some observers believe the video might lead to increasing security risks for Slovakia.

The accused woman arrives to the court.