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Slovaks avoid buying drugs online

PEOPLE in Slovakia do not seem very interested in buying non-prescription drugs online, preferring brick-and-mortar outlets. This was one finding from a survey conducted among a sample of 2,000 respondents from Slovakia and the Czech Republic by polling agency GfK, the SITA newswire reported in early October.

PEOPLE in Slovakia do not seem very interested in buying non-prescription drugs online, preferring brick-and-mortar outlets. This was one finding from a survey conducted among a sample of 2,000 respondents from Slovakia and the Czech Republic by polling agency GfK, the SITA newswire reported in early October.

While online drug sales account for 3 percent of the market in Slovakia, in the Czech Republic the figure is 5 percent. Instead, people use the internet, along with supermarkets and drugstores, to shop for nutritional supplements and slimming pills.

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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.

The ongoing struggle for a free and democratic Slovakia

The people of Slovakia deserve the credit for the remarkable progress that this country has made over the past twenty-five years, US ambassador writes.

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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 24 and December 3, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Christmas Markets Bratislava

Robert Fico has lost the electoral magic he once had Plus

But his party can still bounce back if they do the things that make parties resilient.

Robert Fico claims that Smer won the regional elections because it is the party with the most chairs in regional councils.