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Protests against poverty in Gemer

THE RESIDENTS of the Gemer region in Southeast Slovakia sounded sirens on April 15 in protest at the persistent poverty and unemployment in the region, the TASR news agency reported.

Jaroslav Gočaltovský, the chairman of the Central Gemer Association of Towns and Villages, said he expected the long-standing 30 percent unemployment rate to continue to grow.

Attempts to tackle the situation with EU-funded projects have failed to push down the number of unemployed in the region, a geographic rather than administrative area, which encompasses Rimavská Sobota and Revúca, both in the Banská Bystrica region, and Rožňava, in the Košice region.

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Carmakers in Slovakia produced more than one million cars last year

2018 will be critical for Slovakia’s automotive industry, claim sector’s representatives.

Most cars produced in Slovakia head for export.

Slovaks in the UK do not have to fear Brexit

Brexit itself should not impact the position of Slovaks in the UK, an interim agreement between the European Union and Great Britain suggests.

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Russians win the Tatry Ice Master 2018 Video

Ice-sculptors worked with a massive 50 tonnes of ice on the weekend of January 12-14; their sculptures remain on display.

The ice scupltures at Hrebienok, Tatry Ice Masters

The Bratislava airport has competition in Vienna

The airport in Vienna, only about 60 kilometres from the Slovak capital, gains 17 new low-cost airliner flights.

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