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Welfare, recycling rules tightened

Rules for collecting social benefits will be tightened as of the new year, with jobless people required to search for work actively and report to labour offices, and welfare recipients expected to work for their local communities. A law charging consumers small deposits on glass and plastic containers also takes effect on January 1, part of a drive to encourage greater recycling in Slovakia.

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Námestie Slobody gets facelift Photo

The architectural tender will gather ideas for the redesign of the biggest square in Bratislava

Námestie Slobody will be redesigned into a kind of living room in the city.

When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Fundamental values explored at Divadelná Nitra 2017

This time round, the Slovak, European and US ensembles at the theatre festival focus on #fundamentals, i.e. basic values and the essence of all things.

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