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Regulated price rises set

Household prices for electricity, which are still regulated by the state, are expected to rise by up to 17 per cent in the new year, while natural gas prices may go up 30 per cent, heating 8-11 per cent and rent 80 per cent. The rises come after the outgoing 1998-2002 Dzurinda government postponed increases scheduled for this year in order to protect its voter support ahead of crucial September elections.

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Cloud computing becomes a standard

External servers are now much more secure than local business ones, according to experts.

Slovak firms have their eyes on the cloud.

Slovaks drink less and less

Behind the decline in alcohol consumption is, for example, the abandoning of the habit of drinking at work – typical especially during communism, according to an expert.

Kiska: Even Europe has its aggressive neighbour

President Andrej Kiska addressed UN commenting poverty, instability and climate change.

President Andrej Kiska

Arca Capital enters the banking sector

Czech and Slovak financial group acquires a majority share in Austrian private bank Wiener Privatbank.

Bank, illustrative stock photo