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Germany: General facts

Political system: federal parliamentary republicCapital: BerlinTotal area: 357,000 square kilometresPopulation: 81.3 millionOfficial language: GermanCurrency: euro

Political system: federal parliamentary republic
Capital: Berlin
Total area: 357,000 square kilometres
Population: 81.3 million
Official language: German
Currency: euro

Topic: Foreigners in Slovakia


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‘Government seems to control parliament, not vice versa’

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Jana Dubovcová leaves the ombudswoman post after five years.

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Actor to politicians: You are playing a terrible theatre

One of the main characters in the movie Únos, about Slovak politicians and the mafia in the 90’s has a message for politicians.

Maroš Kramár