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Investors dig post-communist countries

Direct foreign investment has increased in 15 post-communist countries by 24 percent from $18.3 billion in 1993 to $22.7 billion in 1994. The Slovak and Czech Republics, Hungary, Poland and Slovenia received 72 percent of the total invested. Slovakia itself has gotten $400 million by the end of 1993 and $600 million through April 1995. Although Slovakia's GDP is 35 percent the amount of the Czech Republic, its level of foreign investment reached just 18 percent of the Czech lands' level.

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Slovakia orders a curfew and embarks on its COVID experiment

High turnout in testing in four northern districts, decision awaited on extending the project to the nation. Prison for a prominent prosecutor and parliament's speaker injured.

Waiting for the results of COVID tests during the pilot phase of the nationwide testing in the town of Nižná in Orava, northern Slovakia.

No balanced budget for next three years, this time due to COVID-19

2021-2023 general government budgets lack consolidation measures.

Finance Minister Eduard Heger

Pity the nation

Americans’ choice of president on November 3 will affect Slovaks too.

The second US presidential debate.

Extension of the tram line deeper into Bratislava’s Petržalka is closer to completion

After completion, passengers will be able to go from the very end of Petržalka to the city centre in 10 minutes.

The current tram terminal station on Jungmannova Street in Petržalka.