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Slovakia attractive to investors

SLOVAKIA was the 12th most attractive investment destination in Europe in 2004, according to an Ernst & Young survey of 672 managers worldwide, the Hospodárske noviny business daily reported.

The new EU member was also the sixth most frequently mentioned European country for prospective future investments.

As regards the attractiveness of the tax system, Slovakia shared third position with Poland and Switzerland.

Based on the direct foreign investments factor, Slovakia ranked fifth in terms of its share of the automotive industry (behind France, the Czech Republic, Poland, and the UK).

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The Bratislava city council wants to revitalise the square by the end of 2018

The winning project for revitalisation of Námestie Slobody square

Slovak hockey league will not rest during Olympics

Unlike the Slovak premiere hockey league, Swiss, German and Russian leagues will take a break during the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Ice hockey is popular in Slovakia

Disputed fee for preferential treatment at doctors to be re-introduced

Patients unwilling to wait at the doctor’s office may be able to make appointments starting next year, for a fee of €50.

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Gilden: Take the negative and make a positive from it Photo

The works of New York native, photographer Bruce Gilden, who has worked for five decades in the streets of the biggest cities, are on exhibit in the Kunsthalle (House of Arts) in Bratislava.

Bruce Gilden: Feast of San Gennero, Little Italy, 1984.