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UN says life in Slovakia pretty good

The United Nations Development Project (UNDP) has ranked Slovakia in 36th place out of 173 countries on its Human Development Index, which compares lifespan, education and standard of living in nations across the world.

In regional terms, Slovakia was slightly behind the Czech Republic (33rd) and Hungary (35th) but ahead of Poland.

Norway was ranked the most developed nation, followed by Sweden and Canada. Sierra Leone was at the bottom of the heap, among a list of low-ranking African nations.

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Famous books on totalitarianism popular in Slovakia too

Internet bookstores have recorded an increased interest in books exploring totalitarian regimes, including demanding theoretical works.

George Orwell in Slovak bookstores

It takes nuts to help Kenyans

Slovakia has provided more than €10 million to the Kenyan people since 2005.

Muruku slum in Naorobi

Lack of experts challenges ICT sector

To maintain the competitiveness, the Slovak government must support digitising the economy and take a positive stance towards the ICT sector, according to experts.

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Our exit from the EU will not weaken our links

The UK has no intention of undermining the stability of the EU, nor do we want to become more distant to our European neighbours, including those here in Slovakia, the ambassador writes.

Flags displayed on a tourist stall, backdropped by the Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower containing the bell know as Big Ben, in London.