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Hotel tax for business and leisure travellers

Bratislava's city council has ruled that guests who stay in Bratislava hotels will be charged a daily residence tax of Sk15 per person from November 1, regardless of whether they are in the city for business or pleasure.

Before this measure was passed, business travellers were exempt from paying residence tax. Certain groups still are, including disabled people, those under 18 and senior citizens.

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Press freedom is bleeding across our borders

Critical media are always the first targets of populists and press freedom enemies.

I have met dozens of people possessed by Satan, exorcist claims

An exorcist can help a believer to escape their problems but not to solve them, psychiatrist Hunčík says.

Priest and exorcist Ľuboš Václavek consecrates the office of Erika Jurinová (OĽaNO).

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

Slovakia is 26th on the Employment Flexibility Index

Higher work surcharges will push Slovakia down.