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Industrial growth up 7 per cent

INDUSTRIAL production in April showed seven per cent growth year-on-year, according to Statistics Office data, its highest level in six months.

An annualised increase in exports in the same month also had analysts predicting that economic growth in Slovakia's main EU trading partners would lead to a turnaround in a worrying trade deficit in the second half of this year.

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Giving a voice to those unheard

The Sme daily celebrates 25 years since its founding. It is of immense importance that it remains independent and free, writes its editor-in-chief.

Surcharges for night, weekend and holiday work will go up in two phases

Social partners agree upon a compromise solution.

Royal chocolate made by Slovak Photo

Some of the chocolate art pieces are decorated with gold or silver.

Veľký Rozsutec is open, just don't forget your climbing irons Photo

One of the most photogenic mountains in the Malá Fatra range is open in the winter, too.

Veľký Rozsutec, a photo from the mountain top.