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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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General Prosecutor filed a motion for the dissolution of ĽSNS

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