AROUND SLOVAKIA

Slovakia ranks 43rd in technological development

THE WORLD Economic Forum (WEF) has published its chart of the most technologically-developed countries of the world, The Global IT Report, in which Slovakia has climbed two places since last year and is now 43rd in the rankings, the SITA newswire reported.

THE WORLD Economic Forum (WEF) has published its chart of the most technologically-developed countries of the world, The Global IT Report, in which Slovakia has climbed two places since last year and is now 43rd in the rankings, the SITA newswire reported.

The chart takes account of several criteria like current usage of the latest information and communication technologies, or their readiness for home use in the near future.

According to this chart, some of Slovakia's neighbours are more technologically-developed: the Czech Republic was in 36th place, and Austria ranked 15. Barbados, Puerto Rico, Thailand and Cyprus are all apparently better off than Slovakia.

First place went to Denmark, the same as last year; Sweden took second and Switzerland third. The full chart is available at www.weforum.org.

Top stories

News digest: New week starts with several changes to rules

Higher age limit for testing and longer test negativity for events. No Olympic medals for Slovakia so far. Collusive custody will change.


13 h
Sme Rodina leader Boris Kollár (right) and Health Minister Vladimír Lengvarský (OĽaNO nominee).

The tested and the vaccinated will be treated the same. Coalition passes a Delta compromise

MPs pass a law with mild advantages for the vaccinated, but vaccination will be required to see the Pope live.


19 h
UK Ambassador to Slovakia Nigel Baker

UK Ambassador: Britons in Slovakia are a resilient community

Life is as it was before Brexit for British nationals in Slovakia once they've got their documents sorted.


15 h
Illustrative stock photo

Conditions for mass events and age limit for testing change

Most of the new rules came into force on July 26, 2021.


20 h