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Quote of the Week

"A [typical] Slovak unemployed person drinks his welfare check away in the morning, beats his wife and kids in the afternoon, and hangs himself in the evening."

Michal Drobný, an MP for the opposition HZDS party, explaining the connection between high unemployment and suicide rates in parliament March 28.

Top stories

The Bratislava airport has competition in Vienna

The airport in Vienna, only about 60 kilometres from the Slovak capital, gains 17 new low-cost airliner flights.

Illustrative stock photo

Surcharges for night, weekend and holiday work will go up in two phases

Social partners agree upon a compromise solution.

Royal chocolate made by Slovak Photo

Some of the chocolate art pieces are decorated with gold or silver.

Giving a voice to those unheard

The Sme daily celebrates 25 years since its founding. It is of immense importance that it remains independent and free, writes its editor-in-chief.