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Jobless rate drops slightly

THE UNEMPLOYMENT rate fell to 14.68 percent in June, down 0.13 percent from May, according to the latest statistics published by the National Labour Office (NÚP). The agency reported 389,793 people unemployed and ready to take up a job immediately.

Compared to last year's figures, the number of jobless dropped by nearly 7,500, the Labour Ministry reported.

The registered unemployment rate was at 15.44 percent in June, down 1.02 percentage points from May. The total number of registered job seekers fell by 4,399 from May and by 78,822 since June 2002.

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Kiska stays away from parliamentary politics

President Kiska has dispersed all questions surrounding his future in politics before Easter, when he announced he was not planning to run for parliament.

Andrej Kiska does not want to walk down the path of party politics.

Danko’s office opens MPs’ letters

OĽaNO wants Danko to step down as parliament’s speaker after what they call an unprecedented measure.

Igor Matovič (l) and Ján Budaj (r)

Train travel to Košice via south to return

The Transport Ministry will restore the operation of fast trains on the southern route as of June.

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Protesters gave the government two weeks to fulfil their demands.