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Czech Republic

Capital: PragueArea: 78,864 sq kmPopulation: 10.5 millionCurrency: Czech korunaExchange rate: €1/CZK25.195 (December 6)Earnings in the business economy (average gross annual earnings of full-time employees): €11,312 (2010)Employment rate: 59.1% (second quarter 2012)Unemployment rate: 6.7% (second quarter 2012)Inflation rate: 2.1% (2011)GDP per capita in PPS (purchasing power standard; EU27 average = 100): 80 (2011)Real GDP growth rate: 1.9% (2011)Real GDP growth rate: -1.3% (forecast for 2012)

Capital: Prague
Area: 78,864 sq km
Population: 10.5 million
Currency: Czech koruna
Exchange rate: €1/CZK25.195 (December 6)
Earnings in the business economy (average gross annual earnings of full-time employees): €11,312 (2010)
Employment rate: 59.1% (second quarter 2012)
Unemployment rate: 6.7% (second quarter 2012)
Inflation rate: 2.1% (2011)
GDP per capita in PPS (purchasing power standard; EU27 average = 100): 80 (2011)
Real GDP growth rate: 1.9% (2011)
Real GDP growth rate: -1.3% (forecast for 2012)

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Šafárikovo Square will be changed into city meadow Photo

The popular square in downtown Bratislava will be turned into a park, including a terrace offering a view of the Danube river, a pavilion for cultural events, an open area for walking dogs and a playground.

New relaxation zone in downtown Bratislava

Verdict reached on attacker in the case of the neo-Nazi attack on the Mariatchi bar Video

This is the third sentence concerning the attacks in front of the bar, but the main trial still waits for expert opinion.

Memory institute struggles with communists

It is hard to rehabilitate victims of socialist crimes and even harder to punish the people responsible for them, according to the National Memory institute.

The Hartmut Tautz memorial in Slovakia

Drunken Slovak pilot pleads guilt

The judge is expected to issue a verdict in early April.

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