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Jails bracing for influx of convicts

SLOVAK jails are preparing for an increased number of convicts as a result of the Justice Ministry's proposed "three strikes and you're out" measure that will send repeat offenders to jail for life without parole.

Oto Lobodas, general director of the country's prison guards organisation said that the Slovak jails that house the most serious criminals are currently filled to 70 per cent of their capacity, which leaves a lot of space for more prisoners.

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Bratislava councillors want gambling regulation, not ban

Seventeen councillors do not agree with total prohibition of gambling in the capital, they want to continue in its strict regulation.

Unemployment rate keeps decreasing

Positive development of Slovakia’s economy seen behind the decrease.

European Investment Bank supported Slovakia with €918 million in 2016

2016 was a successful year for the EIB Group in Slovakia, said EIB Vice-President Vazil Hudák.

Vazil Hudák

Slovak film won Crystal Bear at Berlinale

The film Little Harbour that won the Generation Kplus section – beating movies from many other countries - is the work of (mostly) Slovak women.

Director of Little Harbour, Iveta Grófová, with the Cristal Bear