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Local investments spur economy

A 5.4 percent growth in the second-quarter in Slovakia's economy was not only stimulated by foreign demand but also by the growing investment activity of local firms, the economic daily Hospodárske noviny has reported.

Growth was down 0.1 percent compared to the preceding quarter, the Statistics Office has announced. Investments rose by 14 percent.

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North-south gas interconnection moves closer

Slovak gas projects will receive finances from the European Union.

The gas pipeline operator Eustream is the biggest taxpayer in Slovakia.

Stopping extremism before it starts

Schools in Slovakia must do a better job of developing their students’ critical thinking skills from an early age, US envoy says.

Danko’s popularity keeps falling

The SNS chair suffers mostly because of the controversial military promotion and his following actions.

Lack of qualified labour needs to be addressed

After visiting carmaker PSA in Trnava, PM Fico says that people do not want to work even for more than €1,300.

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