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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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Police will check overpriced EU presidency

The presidency will also be scrutinised by state auditors.

The ceremonial launch of the Slovak presidency's logo.

Inspectors to focus on firms with foreign staff

Scrutiny follows media report by Serbian journalist concerning conditions in a Galanta-based plant.

Labour Minister Ján Richter

Bratislava councillors want gambling regulation, not ban

Seventeen councillors do not agree with total prohibition of gambling in the capital, they want to continue in its strict regulation.

SaS denies Russian media reports on its support of Slexit

The opposition party has objected to news in some Russian media stating that it supports the departure of Slovakia from the EU, i.e. Slexit.

Richard Sulík