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NEWS FROM THE OMRI DAILY DIGEST

Unemployment falls

Unemployment in Slovakia decreased to 325,000 (a fall of 10,530 individuals) or 12.7 percent of the labor force in October, Trend reported on November 22. The rate was as high as 15.3 percent at the beginning of 1995, but has fallen steadily throughout the year.

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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

Ryanair cancels some flights from and to Bratislava

The Irish low-cost airline publishes full list of cancellations

Irish budget airline Ryanair is believed to be cancelling up to 50 flights every day over the next six weeks because it "messed up" its pilots' holiday schedules.