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Foreign debt at 9.7 percent of GDP

SLOVAKIA's foreign debt rose during 2002 to Sk110.8 billion (€2.7 billion), equivalent to 9.7 percent of GDP, according to Finance Ministry figures.

Domestic debt stood at Sk277.6 billion (€6.8 billion), and total debt rose by 5.7 percent year-on-year. By the end of this year the government needs to repay Sk46.3 billion (€1.1 billion) of the foreign debt.

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EC: Focus on education and labour market

Some recommendations remain the same as last year.

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No Slovaks among the victims of Manchester attack so far

The representatives of Slovakia have expressed their sympathy to the families of the victims.

Police guard close to the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Britain, on May 23, 2017, a day after an explosion.

Slovak paralympic athletes win gold and bronze at World Championship

Three Slovaks became world champions in table tennis in the TM2 category at the World Paralympic Championship in Bratislava.

L-R: Ján Riapoš, Martin Ludrovský in the Slovakia-Taiwan match at the paralympic world championship, May 19.

It's not your Slovakia, Bystrica protesters told Kotleba

President Andrej Kiska spoke to the crowd at the protest gathering, asking Slovaks what kind of country they want to have.