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Top stories from Last Week in Slovakia

Traffic jams on the D1 highway will continue - Households will pay more for electricity - Bratislava ranks number one in Europe for creative people

These top three stories from Slovakia are a selection of headlines from a weekly overview that subscribers of The Slovak Spectator can read or listen to.

Bratislava isthe city with the highest number of people in Europe working in creative professions. So much stems from a study by the European Centre for Policy Reform and Entrepreneurship. Bratislava belongs among the most appealing cities in the EU for people in the so-called brain sector.

The Blatné intersection on the D1 highway near the capital was opened on Monday.New restrictions, however, will occur near Bratislava where a new intersection, Triblavina, is to be built in the next three years.

The new chairman of the Regulatory Office for Network Industries, Ľubomír Jahnátek, announced thatthe average household will pay several cents more for electricity per month.

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Fire on a train between Šaľa and Galanta.

Pohoda Festival organisers to pay compensation to parents of fatality

The verdict obliging the famous music festival to pay damage compensation to those bereft of a girl who died in 2009 from injuries caused by a fallen tent is not effective yet.

The damaged tent hit or put at risk at least 300 people back in 2009.

Rules for hiring foreigners are simpler. For exceptions

Despite positive changes, employers still point to some barriers preventing more effective and simpler recruitment of foreign workers.

Some problems with Foreigners’ Police continue.