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Inflation holds steady

October's inflation held relatively steady, inching upward 0.5 percent, while the year's inflation level inched downward to 7.9 percent. Looking at the first half of 1995, the inflation level was 3.1 percent; that represents a modest 10.6 percent rise since the first six months of 1994.

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More aggressive COVID strain probably dominant in Slovakia. It is not necessarily bad news

Virologists report they have found that the B.1.1.7 strain, first detected in the UK, is dominant in the samples from Trenčín.

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News digest: Slovakia will receive more than 4 million vaccines

Schools will continue with distance education. Curfew will be applied on January 25 and 26 too.

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I receive more hate mail than I used to, says outgoing transparency watchdog director

Gabriel Šípoš leaves Transparency International Slovakia after 11 years. Slovakia has gone a long way in transparency, he says.

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