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Slovakia lags behind in foreign investment

The Slovak Statistical Office reported that direct foreign investment rose zto a total of $660.8 million by the end of 1995's third quarter, an increase of 12.8 percent over the previous quarter. Though that is the highest quarterly increase this year and Slovakia boasts solid macreconomic indicators, cumulative foreign investment lags behind that in other Visegrad countries. As of the end of September, foreign capital from 85 countries had been invested in 8,469 organizations. Austria surpassed Germany in the latest quarter as the country's largest single investor, followed by Germany, the Czech Republic, the US and France.

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End of investigative show a cause for concern

Media freedom watchdogs believe the scrapping of the only investigative show on public-service television is a threat to its independence.

Jaroslav Rezník

Proxy for Roma criticises minister Kaliňák for ethnical and group discrimination

The government proxy slammed Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák for the draft law on repressing criminality in Roma settlements, for populist discrimination and preferring repression to prevention.

Roma communities, illustrative stock photo

Slovak racer Svitko finished at Dakar Video

After a serious fall in the tenth leg, Slovak motorcyclist Štefan Svitko resigned from the 40th year of the Dakar Rally due to pain in his upper body.

Štefan Svitko

Carmakers in Slovakia produced more than one million cars last year

2018 will be critical for Slovakia’s automotive industry, claim sector’s representatives.

Most cars produced in Slovakia head for export.