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CSFB points to November debate on SPP sale

Credit Suisse First Boston, the advisor to the government on the sale of gas utility Slovenský plynárenský priemysel (SPP), has said the government could debate a draft decision on the sale of a 49% stake this November.

The sale of the stake is expected to bring the state billions of dollars in privatisation revenues, but has run behind original government privatisation schedules. The sale process was supposed to have finished by the end of the first half of this year, but has been repeatedly put back.

CSFB representatives said the tender process could begin this month, with a November date for selection of the winner.

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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 embassy 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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