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Slovaks migrate to towns

SLOVAKS are migrating to urban centres to avoid the lower living standards in villages, experts say.

"Efforts to improve living standards are the root causes of the migration, but also attempts to avoid falling into complete poverty. That is true mainly in eastern Slovakia," said sociologist Michal Vašečka.

Labour Minister Ľudovít Kaník said he believes the trend will change as people move back to the villages to work in farming or tourism.

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Lack of experts challenges ICT sector

To maintain the competitiveness, the Slovak government must support digitising the economy and take a positive stance towards the ICT sector, according to experts.

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Kia negotiations stuck

Trade unions have asked for a higher increase in salaries and are ready to strike.

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Roma civil patrols will continue

The Interior Ministry allocated €10 million for the project.

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Our exit from the EU will not weaken our links

The UK has no intention of undermining the stability of the EU, nor do we want to become more distant to our European neighbours, including those here in Slovakia, the ambassador writes.

Flags displayed on a tourist stall, backdropped by the Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower containing the bell know as Big Ben, in London.