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VÚB bank still a risk, says Standard & Poor's

According to Standard & Poor's rating agency, Všeobecná úverová banka (VÚB) is still a vulnerable institution despite the fact that many bad loans have been carved out of the finance house. The agency said that the number of classified loans in VÚB's overall loan portfolio was still around 20%.

The state, as part of a 100 billion crown clean-up of the banking sector took 66 billion crowns of bad loans out of VÚB prior to its privatisation. In Mid-June the bank was privatised by Italian finance house IntesaBci.

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LGBTI people in the regions: We change people’s minds

Bratislava will dress up in rainbow colours this August again, for the seventh time. This will be for the Bratislava Dúhový Pride diversity festival. But the colours of the rainbow are less bright in the regions,…

Slovakia’s LGBTI community seeks to expand their rights.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between August 18 and August 27, as well as regular services in different languages, training for foreigners in English and highlights of the year.

Pivobrana - Beer Festival

Have you ever climbed a via ferrata? Photo

In central Slovakia, there is one also suitable for beginners. Here are some of the views it offers.

Agrokomplex opens its gates Photo

This year’s exhibition has more discussions with experts and a family programme.