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SLK tender cancelled because of money worries

The daily paper Sme cites an unnamed source as saying a tender for the state’s stake in health spa SLK Piešťany was called off last week after the FNM state privatisation agency became concerned that money from one of the bidders cam from the Turkish part of Cyprus.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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