Ukraine Still Suffering, Death Toll Rises

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The conflict in eastern Ukraine continues to claim lives, cause damages and generate additional humanitarian needs. In May 2017, OHCHR recorded 76 civilian casualties (eight deaths, 68 injuries), which represents 8 per cent increase comparing to the previous month. Casualties caused by shelling tripled, with five people killed and 36 injured comparing to April, and [...]

How Slovakia Can Balance Trade, Even With Those Pesky Chinese

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The Slovak Economy Ministry has encouraged a change of course in policy toward China to balance the Slovak-Chinese trade deficit. According to a recent report by TASR, 7% of Slovak imports come from China, while only 2.5% of Slovak exports go to China. The reason the Slovak-Chinese balance of trade is lopsided, is because the [...]

Orban Gets Lesson Over CEU Dispute

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Hungary wants to close George Soros’s Central European University in Budapest, with students and universities around Central Europe expressing their disapproval and offering help. CEU students have taken to the streets of Budapest, demanding the government and the President veto the Lex CEU. The Hungarian Parliament sanctioned the Amendment to the Higher Education Act, the [...]

Slovakia Braces for Brexit Blues

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Now that the ‘not-so United’ Kingdom has set the Brexit time bomb ticking, ripples will be felt across Europe with the Slovak Republic expected to suffer badly. Slovakia has risen to the world number one spot in car manufacturing per capita, but as the British isles sail away from mainland Europe, the impact on the [...]

European Investors Request Slovak Government to Reconsider FTT

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European Investors’ Association, which represents retail and institutional investors throughout Europe, has requested the Slovak government to take investors’ interests in Slovakia and within the European into account and lend no further support to the Financial Transaction Tax (FTT). European Investors is deeply worried that a FTT declines return on investment for investors, has a [...]

Bratislava Among Top 10 Cities for Freelancers

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Dutch freelancer organisation Hoofdkraan.nl has compiled a list of the top cities for freelancers to live in, and the beautiful Slovak capital Bratislava made it into the top ten, snuggling into eighth place from 117 cities. Here is the full report. The 10 best cities for freelancers in 2017 What would be the best place [...]

Slovak President Vetoes Controversial Law Heaping Hostility on Muslims in Central Europe

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In a controversial move in late December, Slovak president Andrej Kiska vetoed a law that would make it harder for any religious organisation in Slovakia to become a state-registered religion. The veto was much to the dislike of the right-wing and anti-Islam Slovenská Národná Strana (SNS) which had managed to pass the law in the Slovak parliament in November [...]

TheDaily.SK is back!

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After a slowdown in TheDaily.SK service last year, we pick up again in 2017 to provide you with all the latest news and information about life and living in Slovakia. We reach out to all our readers and budding writers also to contribute, whether you have an event, article or interesting story concerning Slovakia. If [...]

Slovakia’s Simmering Extreme Right Sentiment

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While Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico’s rhetoric on the so-called ímmigration threat’ that Slovakia faces has cooled somewhat, it may just be simmering on a low heat until populism or some incident turns the heat back up. That fearmongering rhetoric caused Fico’s SMER party to lose a chunk of the electorate to the extreme right [...]

Slovak Women Paid Almost 20% Less

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Slovakian women step away from your desks on October 19th, you won’t be paid from this date. Expert Market, Europe’s leading B2B marketplace, has conducted new research investigating the full extent of the gender pay gap across the continent and found that for many months of the year, women are still effectively not being paid. [...]

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