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OECD report praises country's "astonishing" economic growth

In a report released on September 16, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) says that Slovakia's quick economic growth has astonished many analysts, Slovak and international media reported. Slovakia recorded one of the best macroeconomic performances among central and eastern European countries last year, the report pointed out. The country's gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 7.4% in 1995. The inflation rate, which stood at 25.1% at the end of 1993, was reduced to 6.1% by May 1996. State budget and current account balances recorded surpluses in 1995. The unemployment rate peaked at the beginning of 1995 at 15 percent, but fell to 11.9 percent by May 1996. The report also focused on Slovakia's need to restructure its banking sector and privatized companies. It also dealt extensively with Slovakia's potential for expanding its tourism industry.

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LGBTI people in the regions: We change people’s minds

Bratislava will dress up in rainbow colours this August again, for the seventh time. This will be for the Bratislava Dúhový Pride diversity festival. But the colours of the rainbow are less bright in the regions,…

Slovakia’s LGBTI community seeks to expand their rights.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

Blog: 5 things you should do on your visit to the north of Slovakia Photo

Here is a list of tips by an experienced tour guide - including things you have probably not tried before.

Bratislava growing high Photo

High-rise buildings sprouting up in Bratislava

Visualisation of the future skyline of Bratislava