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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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Gilden: Take the negative and make a positive from it Photo

The works of New York native, photographer Bruce Gilden, who has worked for five decades in the streets of the biggest cities, are on exhibit in the Kunsthalle (House of Arts) in Bratislava.

Bruce Gilden: Feast of San Gennero, Little Italy, 1984.

The ongoing struggle for a free and democratic Slovakia

The people of Slovakia deserve the credit for the remarkable progress that this country has made over the past twenty-five years, US ambassador writes.

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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 24 and December 3, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Christmas Markets Bratislava

Robert Fico has lost the electoral magic he once had Plus

But his party can still bounce back if they do the things that make parties resilient.

Robert Fico claims that Smer won the regional elections because it is the party with the most chairs in regional councils.