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Slovakia

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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Remnants of the barbed-wire fence recall a totalitarian past

The last fragments and replicas of the physical Iron Curtain are in Devínska Nová Ves and Petržalka

The memorial and replica of the barbed-wire fence and several tank barriers

We are in for a hot summer

Europe has done very little to prepare for a reprise of mass refugee flows.

Refugee camp Traiskirchen

Bratislava book festival highlights foreign illustrations, writers

The fifth year of the book festival in the Slovak capital offers, apart from local authors and illustrators, a host of foreign guests, including exhibitions of two French artists.

Laurent Moreau - illustration

Kiska: The arrogance of politicians prevails over democratic values

The president stressed the role of independent media and journalism in a democratic society at the security conference GLOBSEC.

President Andrej Kiska