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Capital: BratislavaArea: 49,035 sq kmPopulation: 5.4 millionCurrency: euroEarnings in the business economy (average gross annual earnings of full-time employees): €10,100Employment rate: 54.5% (second quarter 2012)Unemployment rate: 13.6% (second quarter 2012)Inflation rate: 4.1% (2011)GDP per capita in PPS: 73 (2011)Real GDP growth rate: 3.2% (2011)Real GDP growth rate: 2.6% (forecast for 2012)

Capital: Bratislava
Area: 49,035 sq km
Population: 5.4 million
Currency: euro
Earnings in the business economy (average gross annual earnings of full-time employees): €10,100
Employment rate: 54.5% (second quarter 2012)
Unemployment rate: 13.6% (second quarter 2012)
Inflation rate: 4.1% (2011)
GDP per capita in PPS: 73 (2011)
Real GDP growth rate: 3.2% (2011)
Real GDP growth rate: 2.6% (forecast for 2012)

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Strike ends, unions sealed agreement with Volkswagen

The strike that lasted for six days ends on the morning of June 26.

L-R: Volkswagen Slovakia board member for HR, Eric Reuting, chair of the board Ralf Sacht, and board member for finances, Jens Kellerbach, at press briefing after strike, June 26

Responsible business no longer concerns only charity

The most common activities in Slovakia include fair-mindedness regarding employees, health and safety at work, and environmental protection.

Volunteers from corporate sector help to improve the environment within the initiative Naše Mesto (Our City).

Slovak under-21 team ended before semi-finals of European Championship

The team had been in a good position to continue to the next round of the championship held in Poland.

European Under-21 Champrionship, Poland - Slovak fans

Sporting events surpass philanthropy dimension

These events inspire an active lifestyle and help to develop philanthropy.

Wings for Life attracted more than 155,000 people.