ANASTASIA Kuzmina, a Slovak bia-thlete of Russian origin who won the gold medal in the 7.5 km sprint at the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February, was voted Athlete of the Year in Slovakia by sports journalists at the end of December.
A quirky sculpture in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, and one of a series of sculptures located in and around the city centre. The one of Napoleon leaning over a park bench is also extremely popular with tourists.
SLOVAKIA managed its fiscal affairs in 2014 better than planned when it closed the year below the plan, with a cash deposit of 0.5 percent of gross domestic product. Finance Minister Peter Kažimír ascribes this to better collection of taxes and sound growth of Slovakia’s economy.
A TOTAL of 9,011 fires were recorded in Slovakia in 2014, which is a drop of 887 year-on-year, according to the latest statistics released by the Fire and Rescue Corps (HaZZ). The highest number of fires were caused by handling waste and broke out where people live.
FOUR members of an international organised group are facing counterfeit money charges, having seen their plans to produce euro banknotes worth a total of €500 million foiled by the police, TASR learned from Martin Waldl, the Police Corps Presidium spokesman on January 8.
THE ANTITRUST Office (PMÚ) has issued a first-instance decision concerning the Slovak Bank Association (SBA) and has levied a fine of €185,939 for instituting a forum involving the exchange of sensitive information leading to restrictions on economic competition, the TASR newswire reported.