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SPP tender seen before end of July, says CSFB

The tender for the privatisation of a 49% stake in gas monopoly SPP, the world's second largest distributor of gas, to a strategic investor or consortium of investors is expected to be called before the end of July, representatives of Credit-Suisse First Boston in Prague, the government's advisor for the privatisation, said June 26.

The sale of the stake was initially due to have been concluded in the first half of this year, but is unlikely to be finished before the end of the year, CSFB has said.

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End of investigative show a cause for concern

Media freedom watchdogs believe the scrapping of the only investigative show on public-service television is a threat to its independence.

Jaroslav Rezník

Proxy for Roma criticises minister Kaliňák for ethnical and group discrimination

The government proxy slammed Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák for the draft law on repressing criminality in Roma settlements, for populist discrimination and preferring repression to prevention.

Roma communities, illustrative stock photo

Slovak racer Svitko finished at Dakar Video

After a serious fall in the tenth leg, Slovak motorcyclist Štefan Svitko resigned from the 40th year of the Dakar Rally due to pain in his upper body.

Štefan Svitko

Carmakers in Slovakia produced more than one million cars last year

2018 will be critical for Slovakia’s automotive industry, claim sector’s representatives.

Most cars produced in Slovakia head for export.