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Switzerland: General facts

Political system: federal parliamentary democracyCapital: BernTotal area: 41,285 square kilometresPopulation: 7.9 millionLanguages: German, French, Italian (official) andRumantsch (national)Currency: Swiss franc

Political system: federal parliamentary democracy
Capital: Bern
Total area: 41,285 square kilometres
Population: 7.9 million
Languages: German, French, Italian (official) and
Rumantsch (national)Currency: Swiss franc

Source: Embassy of Switzerland

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Weather warnings against heat and storms issued

Slovakia will be hit by a significant temperature drop during the weekend, and snow is expected at some places.

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For a Decent Slovakia organise another protest for June 22

At the same time, they are suing ex-PM Robert Fico, in response to his statements made during the protest rallies in February, citing fear-mongering and defamation.

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NAKA detains businessman Kočner

The shady businessman featured in several scandals was detained June 20 in connection to questionable promissory notes and tax-related crimes.

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Coronations return to Bratislava Photo

This year Bratislava will recall the coronation of Leopold II, the younger son of Maria Theresa.

Bratislava will again enjoy re-enactment of coronation ceremony