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Over the past five years, Slovakia has been at the top of the list of countries with the highest amount of abandoned children, with 4.9 abandoned for every 1,000 live births.1 Child abuse is also a common and underreported, although estimates suggest that approximately 36% of children are physically abused. Additionally, domestic abuse is a major problem in Slovakia. Statistics do not accurately portray the amount of people who are abused because cases are often either not reported or not punished by the law.2

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1 https://ec.europa.eu/justice/grants/results/daphne-toolkit/en/content/child-abandonment-and-its-prevention
2 https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/253111.pdf
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Slovakia News

The Slovak Spectator (blog) 
Quidditch becomes reality in Slovakia as first teams emerge. The wizard sport, fighting for its status in the real sports world, has won the hearts of some Slovaks. Font size:A-|A+ 0. When the head referee shouts “Brooms Up!”, six players on each team ... See more..
New York Times 
A decade ago, the cafe scene in , Slovakia's capital, was unremarkable: Hidden in shopping malls, coffee shops served utilitarian cups of blandly brewed hot water. Traditional cafes in the Old Town, like Kaffee Mayer, with its classic dark-wood ... See more..
The Slovak Spectator 
Slovakia ended at 30 th in the 2017 Social Progress Index, improving by one position, the TASR newswire wrote on October 10. There are 128 countries annually compared regarding their social and economic development as well as environmental level by ... See more..
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The Slovak Spectator 
Slovakia's national football team won their game against Malta. Their last qualifying match for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia ended 3:0. Two Slovak goals were scored by Adam Nemec and one by Ondrej Duda. The football team is currently second in ... See more..
The Slovak Spectator (blog) 
“I think this is the best evidence of the fact that EU membership has brought a lot of benefits to Slovakia,” said Šefčovič as cited by the TASR newswire. “I'm confident that if closer cooperation took place, it would yield similar results. Certainly ... See more..
The Slovak Spectator (blog) 
The idea of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe to emphasise to the impacts of the Reformation. A New Testament by Martin Luther on display at the German Historical Museum in Berlin.(Source: AP/TASR). Font size:A-|A+ 4. Ten Slovak cities ... See more..
Broadband TV News 
Flix TV is currently providing viewers in Slovakia with a total of 99 TV channels, 31 of which are in HD. The 'Good' package consists of 70 channels, 18 of which are in HD, and costs €5.45 a month, while the 'Better' package offers 90 channels (25 in ... See more..
Oman Tribune 
On behalf of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said HH Sayyid Fahd Bin Mahmoud Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, on Monday received ... See more..
International Paralymic Committee 
Slovakia silenced host Sweden after pulling a major upset in overtime on day three (11 October) of the Paralympic Winter Games Qualification Tournament in ... See more..
The Slovak Spectator (blog) 
“National costumes, typical for KuneÅ¡ov, are too small to be worn by our women, and we don't have money to alter them,” said Viliam Neuschl from KuneÅ¡ov, an originally German village near Kremnica, central Slovakia. But who will wear them when young ... See more..
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Geography

Central Europe, south of Poland
Area

Total 49,035 sq km
Land 48,105 sq km
Water 930 sq km

Climate

temperate; cool summers; cold, cloudy, humid winters
Natural Resources

brown coal and lignite; small amounts of iron ore, copper and manganese ore; salt; arable land ;
Natural Hazards

NA
Current Environmental Issues

air pollution from metallurgical plants presents human health risks; acid rain damaging forests

Demographics

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Slovak
Population
5,488,339 (July 2013 est.)
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Slovakia has made significant economic reforms since its separation from the Czech Republic in 1993. Reforms to the taxation, healthcare, pension, and social welfare systems helped Slovakia consolidate its budget and get on track to join the EU in 2004 after a period of relative stagnation in the early and mid 1990s and to adopt the euro in January 2009. Major privatizations are nearly complete, the banking sector is almost entirely in foreign hands, and the government has helped facilitate a foreign investment boom with business friendly policies. Slovakia's economic growth exceeded expectations in 2001-08 despite a general European slowdown. ...See More Foreign direct investment (FDI), especially in the automotive and electronic sectors, fueled much of the growth until 2008. Cheap and skilled labor, low taxes, no dividend taxes, a relatively liberal labor code, and a favorable geographical location are Slovakia's main advantages for foreign investors. The economy contracted 5% in 2009 primarily as a result of smaller inflows of FDI and reduced demand for Slovakia''s exports before rebounding in 2010-11, but growth slowed in 2012 due to weakening external demand. The government of Prime Minister Robert FICO in 2012 implemented tax increases on higher-earning individuals and corporations, effectively scrapping Slovakia''s flat tax to help meet budget deficit targets of 4.9% of GDP in 2012 and 3% of GDP in 2013. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$134.1 billion (2012 est.); $131.4 billion (2011 est.); $127.3 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

23% of GDP (2012 est.); 23.9% of GDP (2011 est.); 19.1% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

grains, potatoes, sugar beets, hops, fruit; pigs, cattle, poultry; forest products
Industries

metal and metal products; food and beverages; electricity, gas, coke, oil, nuclear fuel; chemicals and manmade fibers; machinery; paper and printing; earthenware and ceramics; transport vehicles; textiles; electrical and optical apparatus; rubber products