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Slovakia behind V4 in asylums

SLOVAKIA last year granted fewer asylum approvals to immigrants than its Visegrad Four neighbours Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary.

While Slovakia approved 18 out of 8,151 total asylum applications, the Czech Republic okayed 83 out of 18,037, Hungary 174 out of 9,554 and Poland 291 out of 4,506, the Slovak office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said on May 8.

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Cloud computing becomes a standard

External servers are now much more secure than local business ones, according to experts.

Slovak firms have their eyes on the cloud.

Slovaks drink less and less

Behind the decline in alcohol consumption is, for example, the abandoning of the habit of drinking at work – typical especially during communism, according to an expert.

Kiska: Even Europe has its aggressive neighbour

President Andrej Kiska addressed UN commenting poverty, instability and climate change.

President Andrej Kiska

Arca Capital enters the banking sector

Czech and Slovak financial group acquires a majority share in Austrian private bank Wiener Privatbank.

Bank, illustrative stock photo