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Sep 24, 2019

Japan and Slovakia reaffirm confidence in common future

Four years after the 1989 Velvet Revolution that ended one-party communist rule in the former Czechoslovakia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic formalized the dissolution on Jan. 1, 1993, the culmination of a difficult, but peaceful, process dubbed the Velvet Divorce. Twenty-six years after attaining independence, the landlocked country has evolved from a manufacturer mostly of cars, textiles and machinery into a high-tech, value-added economy.

Slovakia 2019 / Retail & Shopping
Sep 24, 2019

GGT: The best way to sell in Slovakia

After more than 20 years, GGT has become one of the leading trading companies in Slovakia. GGT has more than 10,000 square meters of warehouse space and more than 10,000 types of products. It is also the largest exclusive distributor of many of the world's best-selling to...

Slovakia 2019 / Laser Equipment
Sep 24, 2019

KVANT: Growing with laser light precision

Founded in 1995, Kvant produces customized laser systems for advertising, art and entertainment purposes. Having built a strong reputation over nearly 25 years, the Slovakian company exports its products to 60 countries, including the United States and Japan.

Slovakia 2019 / Education
Sep 24, 2019

UPJS: At the heart of Kosice's history and progress

Slovakia's second-largest city with over 240,000 inhabitants, Kosice has been the country's traditional center of education and innovation. With origins going back to the establishment of the Universitas Cassoviensis more than 350 years ago, the Pavol Jozef Safarik Univer...

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