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Drug prices to rise further

THE PRICE of drugs in Slovakia will increase after the cabinet's plans to unify VAT at 19 percent come into effect.

VAT on medicine and other health-care products is currently set at 14 percent, up from 10 percent last year. The 19 percent VAT rate is scheduled to come into effect next January.

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PM Fico wants Education Minister’s resignation

Education Minister Peter Plavčan has refused to leave, the Prime Minister demanding his resignation.

Education Minister Peter Plavčan

Have you ever climbed a via ferrata? Photo

In central Slovakia, there is one also suitable for beginners. Here are some of the views it offers.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

Southern Slovakia will face heat again

The first-level warning is issued for the 16th and 17th.