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Pensions up as of July

THE AVERAGE Slovak old-age pension will be increased by Sk620 to a monthly Sk7,670 (€196.5) and disability pensions by Sk500 to Sk6,170 (€157) as of July 1, said the country's pensions' provider, Sociálna poisťovňa (SP).

Indexed to inflation and wages, pensions will be valorized by 8.85 percent, up from the originally planned 8.2 percent due to last year's dynamic wage growth, the TASR news agency wrote.

This will increase the valorization cost by Sk300 million, to a total of Sk4.2 billion (€110 million).

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Infertility in men is increasing with those in their 40s better off then those in their 20s

Treatment of infertility can cost tens, or even several thousand euros. Only part of the cost is covered by health insurance companies.

To be fertile, a man has to have 15 million sperms per milligram of ejaculate, of which 4 million must be healthy.

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In Hodonín and Holíč, Czechoslovakia still exists.

In Holíč, the border is basically non-existent.

Foreigners again used Slovak guns to kill

Although the international operation began in March, no investigator contacted a Slovak dealer.

AFG was selling large numbers of expansion weapons, which were in fact old deactivated military weapons.

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