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IMF sympathy for central bank

THE INTERNATIONAL Monetary Fund said the Slovak central bank is in a difficult position "with no easy way out", battling a strong crown caused by "exaggerated views regarding the success of your country".

The crown has appreciated to record highs against the euro in recent weeks, with the central bank spending 500 million euro in currency reserves and dropping interest rates to protect the competitiveness of the Slovak economy.

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Voters don’t understand self-governing regions

Rules for regional elections change, which may bring some surprising victories.

One of the biggest fights is expected in Banská Bystrica Region.

Sagan rewrites history Video

Cyclist Peter Sagan becomes the first man to win three consecutive world championships. He allegedly did not expect it and was easy with the idea he would not win.

Ballet legend Sergei Polunin will be guest of SND

The world-renowned personality of contemporary ballet will present two choreographies at the Slovak National Theatre in September.

Sergei Polunin

Blog: Why did I come here?

A group of teachers and students from the Bratislava-based school gathered to support their friend, colleague, and fellow foreigner, as she had already tried four times just to get in the door of the foreign police.

Queue in front of the foreigners' police department in Bratislava.