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Slovak children exposed to violence

NEARLY two thirds of Slovak children have witnessed aggressive or violent behaviour by adults, a new survey showed.

According to a survey carried out by the Focus agency for the Bratislava based International Center for Family Studies, nearly 70 percent of Slovaks think it is natural to smack children on their bottoms when parents consider it necessary.

More than 50 percent of the survey's respondents also agreed with measures such as banning a child from watching TV or playing computer games when parents think the child has been naughty.

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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

Austria launches random checks close to Slovakia’s borders

Refugees are using new smuggling routes, according to the Austrian minister.

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Unemployment rate continues to decline

The still steeper fall in unemployment could be curbed by the type of jobseekers, analysts opine.

Carmakers have already complained about the lack of qualified labour.

Coalition only agrees on how to talk. But what will they talk about?

Budget talks to decide on concrete policies. Danko wants airplanes, Fico wants better pay for nights and weekends.

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