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Banská Bystrica Region General Facts

Capital: Banská Bystrica

Capital: Banská Bystrica

Total area: 9,455 square kilometres

Population: 662,121 inhabitants

Unemployment rate: 15.2 percent at the end of January 2009

Source: Banská Bystrica Region, the National Labour, Social Affairs and Family Office

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Italy points to “illegal state aid” as Embraco announces relocation to Slovakia

The decision to shift production follows in the footsteps of US conglomerate Honeywell, which reportedly also plans to close its Italian plant and move to Slovakia.

Embraco plant in Spišská Nová Ves

Who will take Kuzmina as a neighbour?

In Slovakia, immigrants mostly provoke negative feelings. Not when it comes to the biathlon.

Anastasiya Kuzmina thanks her fans after silver victory on February 12.

Unemployment rate hits new low

The unemployment rate in Slovakia has been declining since summer 2016 while the number of economically active people has grown.

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A girl suffering from swine flu hospitalised in Kramáre

The kindergarten’s headmistress says she may have the H1N1 type.

Kramáre hospital