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Slovnaft posts net profit of Sk6.4 billion in 2006

Bratislava-based crude oil refiner Slovnaft earned a taxed profit of nearly Sk6.4 billion (€194 million) in 2006 when calculated according to international financial reporting standards.

Slovnaft's profit shrank by 31 percent compared to 2005. Shareholders will divide the profit at a general assembly on April 20. Slovnaft's majority shareholder is the Hungarian MOL group, which controls 98.4 percent of the company. Other legal entities hold 0.3 percent, and 1.3 percent of its shares is held by individual shareholders.

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Vote-buying scandal lands village mayor in court

Some Roma claiming the mayor of Gemerská Poloma, Miroslav Michalka was buying votes, have changed their testimonies.

Stanislav Kučerák (blue shirt) is a key witness in the vote-buying case.

How to sell Slovak books to English readers

Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.

British embassy opens condolence book

The book will be opened for two days.

Floral tributes are laid out in Manchester, England, on May 23, 2017, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on May 22 night.

EC: Focus on education and labour market

Some recommendations remain the same as last year.

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