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Unemployment rate keeps falling

THE NATIONAL Labour Office (NÚP) reported that Slovakia's unemployment rate dropped to 14.42 percent in August. News wire SITA reported that the July unemployment rate was 14.6 percent.

For the month of August, the NÚP registered 382,707 people, without jobs, who were ready and willing to work.

The total number of registered unemployed, including those on sick leave, or taking part in qualifying courses, dropped by 4,502 from July to August by 418,263. Compared to the same period last year, the number of unemployed has dipped by 74,344.

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A powerful storm swept through the city on July 23.

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Slovak water slalom racers won seven medals

Young Slovak talents made the hearts of sports fans race with their performance at the World Championship in water slalom.

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Austrian Ambassador: The normalisation of our relations has grown

Most people want the EU to exist in the future – we just have to mobilise this majority and not take things for granted, says Austrian Ambassador to Slovakia Helfried Carl in an interview with The Slovak Spectator.

Austrian Ambassador Helfried Carl

Fico for better fish fingers

It’s true that in the past four months, Mr Fico has been comparatively less busy than his Visegrad Group partners.

Austrian fish fingers angered PM Fico.