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More than 10 investors interested in Istrobanka

More than 10 investors from across Europe have shown preliminary interest in acquiring a majority stake that insurance company Slovenská poisťovňa (SP) holds in Istrobanka, SP representatives said July 25.

The sale of some of the state insurer's shares in the finance house should be completed by the end of the year.

SP, holding 72% of Istrobanka, has repeatedly said that it wants to lower its share in the bank to 34% prior to its own privatisation at the end of this year.

Istrobanka recorded a profit of 31 million crowns in the first quarter of this year, following a total 2000 profit of 74 million crowns.

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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.

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EC: Focus on education and labour market

Some recommendations remain the same as last year.

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