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OTP bank's final offer to be judged within week

The Hungarian OTP bank last week submitted a revised bid for the state's 70% stake in the IRB financial house; the Privatisation Ministry has called a committee to judge the bid, and should issue a decision in the first week of October.

In a related move six interested parties were given permission to move to the second round of a tender for state bank Istrobanka, five of whom decided to continue - the Austrian Bawag, Volksbank and Bank Austria, the Italian Unicredito and the French Societe Generale. The American Citibank dropped out of the hunt.

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EC scrutinises state aid for Jaguar Photo

There is a question whether the scrutiny may impact the carmaker’s plans to invest in Slovakia.

The construction site of a brand new plant of Jaguar Land Rover near Nitra.

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.

Police president refuses the proposals of students

He turned down their suggestions for a public debate but invites them to talk about corruption at the Police Corps Presidium.

Police President Tibor Gašpar

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.